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Also Known As: Salvatore Albert Lombino, Ed Mcbain, Ted Taine, S.A. Lombino, Dean Hudson, D.A. Addams, Curt Cannon, Ezra Hannon, Richard Marsten, Hunt Collins, John Abbot, Ed Mcbain Died: July 6, 2005
Born: October 15, 1926 Cause of Death: cancer of the larynx
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: novelist, screenwriter

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Ed McBain is the most famous pen name of author Evan Hunter, and it is the name under which Hunter did his best-known work, the 87th Precinct series of police procedurals. As Hunter, however, he wrote the novel The Blackboard Jungle (1954), on which the film starring Sidney Poitier and Glenn Ford is based, and the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963). As the 87th Precinct series grew in popularity, however, McBain's fame eventually eclipsed Hunter's, and today it is largely McBain who is remembered as the father of the police procedural.

Ed McBain is the most famous pen name of author Evan Hunter, and it is the name under which Hunter did his best-known work, the 87th Precinct series of police procedurals. As Hunter, however, he wrote the novel The Blackboard Jungle (1954), on which the film starring Sidney Poitier and Glenn Ford is based, and the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963). As the 87th Precinct series grew in popularity, however, McBain's fame eventually eclipsed Hunter's, and today it is largely McBain who is remembered as the father of the police procedural.

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 Case Reopened (1999) Narration ("Lizzie Borden")
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1951:
First professional short story sale as S.A. Lombino
1954:
Published novel <i>The Blackboard Jungle</i> as Evan Hunter
1955:
Film version of "The Blackboard Jungle" released
1956:
Published first 87th Precinct novel as Ed McBain, <i>Cop Hater</i>
1956:
Wrote first teleplay for "The Kaiser Aluminum Hour" as Evan Hunter
1958:
Film of "Cop Hater" released
1961:
Created the TV series, "87th Precinct"
1963:
Wrote screenplay for "The Birds" as Evan Hunter
1963:
Akira Kurosawa's "High and Low," based on McBain's 1959 novel, <i>King's Ransom</i>, is released
1986:
Presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mystery Writers of America
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Education

Hunter College: -
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: -

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wife:
Dragica Hunter. Married in September 1997.

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