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John Ball (I) (1911–1988)

Novelist John Dudley Ball was born in Schenectady, NY, in 1911, the son of a scientist. He grew up in Milwaukee, WI, and attended Wisconsin's Carroll College. After graduation he worked as a staff writer specializing in science for "Fortune" magazine, then went to work for the "Brooklyn Eagle" newspaper as a feature writer and music critic, and ... See full bio »

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  In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (based on the characters from the novel by - 134 episodes, 1988 - 1995) (based on characters from the novel by - 2 episodes, 1992 - 1993) (based on the characters created by - 2 episodes, 1988)
- Grow Old Along with Me (1995) ... (based on the characters from the novel by)
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... (based on the characters from the novel by)
- Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) ... (based on the characters from the novel by)
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... (based on the characters from the novel by)
- Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) ... (based on the characters from the novel by)
 1971 The Organization (character)
 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (character)
 1967 In the Heat of the Night (based on a novel by)
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Novel: "Miss 1001 Spring Blossoms". See more »
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He was active in California nudist society, the setting for his second Virgil Tibbs book, "The Case of the Cool Cottontail". See more »

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