Boris Karloff
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Wooda Nicholas Carr
Haverford College
(Movies & TV)
Michael Rennie
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Sherlock Holmes
(Fictional character)

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John Dickson Carr

Knowledge Identifier: +John_Dickson_Carr


John Dickson Carr

American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn add

Category: Literature

Born in 1906.

Countries: United States (29%), U.S. (29%), United Kingdom (14%)

Main connections: Boris Karloff, Wooda Nicholas Carr, Pennsylvania

Linked to: BBC, The Hill School, CBS




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The son of Wooda Nicholas Carr, a U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania, Carr graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown in 1925 and Haverford College in 1929 add something


In the early 1930s, he moved to England, where he married an Englishwoman add something


The Dr. Fell mystery "The Hollow Man" , usually considered Carr's masterpiece, was selected in 1981 as the best locked-room mystery of all time by a panel of 17 mystery authors and reviewers add something


In 1938 the British mystery writer R. Philmore wrote in an article called "Inquest on Detective Stories" that Sir Henry was "the most amusing of detectives" add something


Howard Haycraft, author of the seminal "Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story", wrote in 1941 that H.M. or "The Old Man" was "the present writer's admitted favorite among contemporary fictional sleuths" add something


His 1943 half-hour radio play "Cabin B-13" was expanded into a series on CBS in 1948-49 for which Carr wrote all 25 scripts, basing some on earlier works or re-presenting devices that Chesterton had used add something


Michael Rennie - It was directed by Joseph M. Newman, starred Rennie and Jeanne Crain, and was based on a 1943 play "Cabin B-13" by John Dickson Carr


He began his mystery-writing career there, returning to the United States as an internationally known author in 1948 add something


In a 1949 novel, "A Graveyard to Let", for example, he demonstrates an unexpected talent for hitting baseballs improbable distances add something


The book, "The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle", appeared in 1949 and received generally favorable reviews for its vigor and entertaining style add something


In 1950, his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought Carr the first of his two Special Edgar awards from the Mystery Writers of America; the second came in 1970, in recognition of his 40-year career as a mystery writer add something


With Adrian Conan Doyle, the youngest son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carr wrote Sherlock Holmes stories that were published in the 1954 collection "The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes add something


In 1956, the television series "Colonel March of Scotland Yard", starring Boris Karloff as Colonel March and based on Carr's character and his stories, ran for 26 episodes add something


He was presented the MWA's Grand Master award in 1963 add something


In early spring 1963, while living in Mamaroneck, New York, Carr suffered a stroke, which paralyzed his left side add something


Carr eventually moved to Greenville, South Carolina, South Carolina, and he died there of lung cancer in 1977 add something


Carr eventually relocated to Greenville, South Carolina, and he died there of lung cancer on February 28, 1977 add something