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Knox, Alexander


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    • Birth Date

        19070116
    • Death Date

        19950425
    • Birth Place

        Strathroy, Ont.
    • Death Place

        Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
    • Associated Locale

        Boston, Mass.
    • Associated Locale

        London, Ont.
    • Associated Locale

        London, England
    • Gender

        male
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    • Occupation

        Author
          Actor
            Dramatist
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        • Sources

          • found: His Bride of quietness, 1933.
          • found: Contemporary authors, v. 148(Knox, Alexander, b. Jan. 16, 1907, d. Apr. 25, 1995; actor, playwright, novelist)
          • found: Mystery File website, May 21, 2013(Ian Alexander was a previously unknown pen name of Alexander Knox)
          • found: Wikipedia, May 21, 2013(Alexander Knox (16 January 1907-25 April 1995) was a Canadian actor and author of adventure novels set in the Great Lakes area during the 19th century. Born in Strathroy, Ontario, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario and later moved to Boston, Massachusetts to perform on the stage with the Boston Repertory Theater. Knox returned to London, Ontario where for the next two years he worked as a reporter for The London Advertiser before moving to London, England where, during the 1930s he appeared in several films. He starred opposite Jessica Tandy in the 1940 Broadway production of Jupiter Laughs and in 1944, he was chosen by Darryl F. Zanuck to star in Wilson, the biographical film about US President Woodrow Wilson, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. However, during the McCarthy Era, he was blacklisted by the Hollywood film studio bosses and he returned to England. He also wrote six adventure novels, wrote plays and at least three detective novels under a pseudonym prior to 1945. He died in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland from bone cancer).
        • LC Classification

          • PR9199.3.K58
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-08-01: new
          • 2013-06-01: revised
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