Clifford Irving

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Clifford Michael Irving was an American novelist and investigative reporter. Although he published 20 novels, he is best known for an "autobiography" allegedly written as told to Irving by billionaire recluse Howard Hughes. The fictional work was to have been published in 1972. After Hughes denounced him and sued the publisher, McGraw-Hill, Irving... read more

Clifford Michael Irving was an American novelist and investigative reporter. Although he published 20 novels, he is best known for an "autobiography" allegedly written as told to Irving by billionaire recluse Howard Hughes. The fictional work was to have been published in 1972. After Hughes denounced him and sued the publisher, McGraw-Hill, Irving and his collaborators confessed to the hoax. He was sentenced to 2½ years in prison, of which he served 17 months.

Birth Name

Clifford Michael Irving

Born

Wednesday, 05 November 1930

Died

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Actor Filmography

History's Mysteries Himself (archive footage) 1994
Orson Welles' F for Fake Trailer Himself 1976
F for Fake Himself 1973
The Mike Douglas Show Himself 1961
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

History's Mysteries Himself (archive footage) 1994
Orson Welles' F for Fake Trailer Himself 1976
F for Fake Himself 1973
The Mike Douglas Show Himself 1961
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