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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Weston, Connecticut, USA  (larynx cancer)
Birth NameSalvatore Albert Lombino

Mini Bio (1)

Evan Hunter was born on October 15, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA as Salvatore Albert Lombino. He was a writer, known for The Birds (1963), High and Low (1963) and Columbo (1971). He was married to Dragica Dimitrijevic, Mary Vann Hughes (Finley) and Anita R Melnick. He died on July 6, 2005 in Weston, Connecticut, USA.

Spouse (3)

Dragica Dimitrijevic (4 September 1997 - 6 July 2005) ( his death)
Mary Vann Hughes (Finley) (3 June 1973 - 1996) ( divorced)
Anita R Melnick (17 October 1949 - 1973) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (8)

American novelist and screenwriter who often wrote as Ed McBain. Also used other pseudonyms such as Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, and Richard Marsten.
His Ed McBain "87th Precinct" novels were the inspiration for the TV series Hill Street Blues (1981).
Pen name derived from EVANder Childs High School and HUNTER College, both located in New York, both of which he attended. He legally changed his name from Salvatore Lombino to Evan Hunter because he thought Italian writers weren't taken seriously.
A noted exponent of the sub-genre of police procedural drama.
He penned more than 100 novels, plays and film scripts.
Before becoming a writer, was (among other things) a literary agent who represented P. G. Wodehouse. The two authors became good friends after discovering they shared the same birthday.
Holder of a 1986 Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Mystery Writers of America.
Reputedly never planned a book, "just sat down and wrote".

Personal Quotes (1)

I feel that I've been ignored over the years. I think I'm a pretty good writer.

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