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Harold Robbins (May 21, 1916-October 14, 1997) was an American author. is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ...


Robbins claimed to be a Jewish orphan raised in a Catholic boys home who made and lost a fortune by age 20. In fact, Harold Rubin was reared by his pharmacist father and stepmother in Brooklyn. And his first wife wasn't a Chinese dancer who died from a parrot bite as he had also claimed, she was in fact merely his high school sweetheart (when that marriage ended after 28 years, he married four more times). The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... The mortar and pestle is an international symbol of pharmacists and pharmacies. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...

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Work

His first book, Never Love a Stranger (1948) created controversy with its graphic sexuality. Ian Parker says that according to Robbins, publisher Pat Knopf bought Never Love a Stranger because "it was the first time he had ever read a book where on one page you'd have tears and on the next page you'd have a hard-on". Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comparison between flaccid and erect states of an uncircumcised penis. ...


The Dream Merchants (1949) was about Hollywood's film industry, from the first steps to sound era. Again Robbins blended his own experiences, historical facts, melodrama, sex, and action into a fast-moving story. The Dream Merchants is an American novel written by Harold Robbins and published in 1949. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... Poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


His 1954 novel, A Stone for Danny Fisher, was adapted into a 1958 motion picture King Creole, which starred Elvis Presley.[1] A Stone For Danny Fisher, a novel by Harold Robbins. ... King Creole is a 1958 Elvis Presley film and soundtrack based on the 1952 Harold Robbins novel, A Stone for Danny Fisher. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ...


He would become one of the world's bestselling authors, publishing over 20 books which were translated into 32 languages and sold over 750 million copies. Among his best-known books is The Carpetbaggers. It was loosely based on the life of Howard Hughes, taking the reader from New York to California, from the prosperity of the aeronautical industry to the glamor of Hollywood. Its sequel, The Raiders, appeared in 1995. The Carpetbaggers is the title of a 1961 bestselling novel by Harold Robbins, which was adapted into a 1964 film of the same title. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ...


Personal life

Robbins was married five times. From 1982 he was obliged to use a wheelchair because of hip trouble, but continued writing.


He spent a great deal of time on the French Riviera and Monte Carlo until his death on October 14, 1997 from respiratory heart failure when he was 81. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near Palm Springs, California. Since his death, several new novels have been released posthumously, finished by ghostwriters. The Quai des États-Unis in Nice on the French Riviera at night. ... Monte Carlo is a very wealthy section of the city-state of Monaco known for its casino, gambling, beaches, glamour, and sightings of famous people. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Forest Lawn-Cathedral City is in Cathedral City, California, near Palm Springs. ... Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California desert resort city, approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. ... A posthumous work is a work of art (generally a book, musical composition, musical recording, or movie) that is published after the death of an author or performer. ... For other uses, see Ghostwriter (disambiguation). ...


Harold Robbins has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Selected bibliography

  • Never Love A Stranger, 1948
  • The Dream Merchants, 1949
  • A Stone for Danny Fisher, 1952
  • Never Leave Me, 1953
  • 79 Park Avenue, 1955
  • Stiletto, 1960
  • The Carpetbaggers, 1961
  • Where Love Has Gone, 1962
  • Hopping the Fence, 1966
  • The Adventurers, 1966
  • The Inheritors, 1969
  • The Betsy, 1971
  • The Pirate, 1974
  • The Lonely Lady, 1976
  • Dreams Die First, 1977
  • Memories of Another Day, 1979
  • Goodbye, Janette, 1981
  • The Storyteller, 1982
  • Spellbinder, 1982
  • Descent from Xanadu, 1984
  • The Piranhas, 1986
  • The Raiders, 1995
  • The Stallion, 1996
  • Tycoon, 1997
  • The Predators, 1998
  • The Secret, 2000
  • Never Enough, 2001
  • Sin City, 2002
  • Heat of Passion, 2003
  • The Betrayers, (with Junius Podrug) 2004
  • Blood Royal, (with Junius Podrug) 2005
  • The Devil to Pay, (with Junius Podrug) (2006)
  • The Looters, (with Junius Podrug) (upcoming, September 2007)

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References

  1. ^ Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex, book review, Tom Carson The New York Times October 21, 2007

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Harold Robbins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
Harold Robbins (originally Harold Rubin) (May 21, 1916–October 14, 1997) was an American author.
Robbins made his first million at the age of twenty by selling sugar for the wholesale trade.
Harold Robbins has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard.
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Harold Robbins (May 21, 1916 - 1997) was an American author.
Born in New York City, Harold Robbins spent his childhood in an orphanage.
Harold Robbins has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6743 Hollywood Blvd.
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