Raymond Chandler

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Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. read more

Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime. All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some more than once. In the year before his death, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America.

Birth Name

Raymond Thornton Chandler

Born

Monday, 23 July 1888

Died

Thursday, 26 March 1959

Actor Filmography

Double Indemnity Man Reading Book Outside Keyes' Office 1944
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Double Indemnity Man Reading Book Outside Keyes' Office 1944
1947 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
1945 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
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