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Joseph Wambaugh

Joseph WambaughAKA Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr.

Born: 22-Jan-1937
Birthplace: East Pittsburgh, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Onion Field

Military service: USMC (1954-57)

LAPD officer (1960-74) before becoming a novelist and screenwriter.

Father: Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Sr.
Wife: Dee (m. 1955)
Son: Mark (d., age 21)

    High School: Chaffey High School, Ontario, CA
    University: BA English, California State University Los Angeles
    University: MA English, California State University Los Angeles

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Special Award, for The Onion Field (1974)
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Motion Picture, for The Black Marble (1981)
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime, for Fire Lover (2003)
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Grand Master (2004)

Author of books:
The New Centurions (1971, novel)
The Blue Knight (1972, novel)
The Onion Field (1973, nonfiction)
The Choirboys (1975, novel)
The Black Marble (1978, novel)
Glitter Dome (1981, novel)
The Delta Star (1983, novel)
Lines and Shadows (1984, nonfiction)
The Secrets of Harry Bright (1985, novel)
Echoes In The Darkness (1987, nonfiction)
The Blooding: The True Story Of The Narborough Village Murders (1989)
The Golden Orange (1990, novel)
Fugitive Nights (1992, novel)
Finnegan's Week (1994, novel)
Floaters (1996, novel)
Fire Lover: A True Story (2002, nonfiction)
Hollywood Station (2006, novel)

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