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Zane Grey (I) (1872–1939)

Born Pearl Zane Gray on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio--a town founded by his mother's family--famed western novelist Zane Grey was an athlete and outdoorsman from an early age, with his main interests being fishing and baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship, graduating with a degree in dentistry in ... See full bio »

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 1996 Riders of the Purple Sage (TV Movie) (book)
 1956-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (stories - 6 episodes)
- Shadow of a Dead Man (1958) ... (stories - uncredited)
- Wire (1958) ... (stories - uncredited)
- Badge of Honor (1957) ... (stories - uncredited)
- Time of Decision (1957) ... (stories - uncredited)
- Return to Nowhere (1956) ... (stories - uncredited)
  Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (based on the characters created by - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Lone Hand (1956) ... (story)
- Arizona Ames (1956) ... (based on the characters created by)
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Tale of Wells Fargo (1956) ... (story)
 1956 The Maverick Queen (novel "The Maverick Queen")
 1955 The Vanishing American (based on the novel by)
 1955 Robbers' Roost (story)
 1949 Red Canyon (novel "Wildfire")
 1947 Wild Horse Mesa (based on the novel by)
 1947 Under the Tonto Rim (based on the novel by)
 1947 Gunfighters (adapted from Zane Grey's novel "Twin Sombreros")
 1947 Thunder Mountain (based on the novel by)
 1947 Code of the West (novel)
 1946 Sunset Pass (novel "Sunset Pass")
 1945 West of the Pecos (novel)
 1945 Wanderer of the Wasteland (character)
 1944 Nevada (novel)
 1942 Lone Star Ranger (based on novel by)
 1941 Riders of the Purple Sage (based on the novel by)
 1941 Last of the Duanes (story)
 1941 Western Union (novel)
 1940 The Border Legion (based on novel by)
 1940 Knights of the Range (story)
 1939 Heritage of the Desert (based on the novel by)
 1938 The Mysterious Rider (characters - uncredited)
 1937 Born to the West (novel)
 1937 Thunder Trail (story "Arizona Ames")
 1937 Roll Along, Cowboy (novel "The Dude Ranger")
 1937 Forlorn River (novel)
 1936 Rangle River (novel)
 1936 Arizona Mahoney (novel "Stairs of Sand")
 1936 End of the Trail (based on novel "Outlaws of Palouse")
 1936 King of the Royal Mounted (story)
 1936 The Arizona Raiders (novel "Raiders of Spanish Peaks")
 1936 Desert Gold (from a novel by)
 1936 Drift Fence (from the novel by)
 1935 Nevada (novel "Nevada")
 1935 Thunder Mountain (novel "Thunder Mountain")
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland (novel)
 1935 Rocky Mountain Mystery (novel "Golden Dreams")
 1935 Home on the Range (novel "Code of the West")
 1934 West of the Pecos (novel)
 1934 The Dude Ranger (story)
 1934 Wagon Wheels (novel "Fighting Caravans")
 1934 The Last Round-Up (novel "Border Legion")
 1933 To the Last Man (story)
 1933 Man of the Forest (novel)
 1933 The Last Trail (novel)
 1933 Life in the Raw (novel)
 1933 Sunset Pass (novel)
 1933 Under the Tonto Rim (novel "The Bee Hunter")
 1933 The Thundering Herd (original story)
 1933 Smoke Lightning (novel "Canyon Walls")
 1933 The Woman Accused (Liberty Magazine serial chapter)
 1933 The Mysterious Rider (story)
 1932 Robbers' Roost (novel)
 1932 End of the Trail (story - uncredited)
 1932 Wild Horse Mesa (based on a novel by)
 1932 The Golden West (original story)
 1932 Heritage of the Desert (story)
 1932 The Rainbow Trail (story)
 1931 Riders of the Purple Sage (novel)
 1931 Fighting Caravans (novel "Wagon Wheels")
 1930 El último de los Vargas (novel)
 1930 The Last of the Duanes (novel "The Last of the Duanes")
 1930 The Border Legion (novel)
 1930 The Lone Star Ranger (novel)
 1929 Stairs of Sand (novel)
 1929 Sunset Pass (novel)
 1928 Avalanche (novel)
 1928 The Water Hole (story)
 1928 The Vanishing Pioneer (novel "Golden Dreams")
 1928 Under the Tonto Rim (novel)
 1927 Open Range (novel "Valley of Wild Horses")
 1927 Nevada (novel)
 1927 Lightning (story)
 1927 Drums of the Desert (novel "Captives of the Desert")
 1927 The Mysterious Rider (novel)
 1927 The Last Trail (novel)
 1926 Man of the Forest (novel)
 1926 Forlorn River (novel "Forlorn River")
 1926 Born to the West (story)
 1926 Desert Gold (novel)
 1925 The Vanishing American (novel)
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa (based on novel)
 1925 The Rainbow Trail (story)
 1925 Riders of the Purple Sage (novel "Riders of the Purple Sage")
 1925 The Thundering Herd (novel)
 1925 Code of the West (novel)
 1924 The Last of the Duanes (story)
 1924 The Border Legion (novel)
 1924 Wanderer of the Wasteland (novel)
 1923 The Call of the Canyon (story "The Call of the Canyon")
 1923 The Lone Star Ranger (novel)
 1923 To the Last Man (novel)
 1922 Golden Dreams (story)
 1922 When Romance Rides (novel "Wildfire")
 1921 The Last Trail (novel)
 1921 The Mysterious Rider (novel "The Mysterious Rider")
 1921 Man of the Forest (novel)
 1920 The U.P. Trail (novel)
 1920 Days of Daring (Short) (novel "In the Days of Thundering Herd")
 1920 Riders of the Dawn (novel "The Desert of Wheat")
 1919/I Desert Gold (novel)
 1919 The Last of the Duanes (story)
 1919 The Lone Star Ranger (novel)
 1918 The Rainbow Trail (story)
 1918 Riders of the Purple Sage (novel)
 1918 The Border Legion (novel)
 1917 The Heart of Texas Ryan (novel The Light of Western Stars)
 1915 Graft (story)
 1911 Fighting Blood (Short) (novel)
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Novel: "Wolf Tracker". See more »

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His house in Arizona had a swimming pool. His neighbors came from miles around to use it, which he happily allowed. See more »

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