Irving Wallace (1916-1990)
"To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity."
Prolific author Irving Wallace wrote novels and non-fiction, as well as writing some TV shows (he even wrote for Have Gun, Will Travel). Several of his books were made into movies.
He was born in Chicago and grew up in Kenosha, WI.
I read once that he liked to celebrate finishing a book by buying himself a new pipe.
Biblography of Irving Wallace.
Filmography of Irving Wallace.