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Best-selling author of epic, historical novels ("Tai Pan," "Shogun" "Noble House"), who has worked as a screenwriter and director in the US since 1953, though his best film as a director is the British-produced, "To Sir, With Love" (1967). Clavell's novel "King Rat," based on his experiences in a WWII Japanese prison camp, was effectively brought to the screen in 1965 by another versatile talent, Bryan Forbes and most of his other novels have been filmed or made into TV mini-series.
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Worked as salesman before a TV pilot deal brought him to US
Wrote first screenplays, "The Fly" and "Watusi"
Film directing and producing debut, "Five Gates to Hell" (also writer)
Wrote first novel, "King Rat"
Executive producer of the Broadway musical, "Shogun" (adapted from his novel)