Harold Robbins





Harold Robbins

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born
in New York, The United States
May 21, 1916

died
October 14, 1997

gender
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About this author

Born as Harold Rubin in New York City, he later claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys home. In reality he was the son of well-educated Russian and Polish immigrants. He was reared by his pharmacist father and stepmother in Brooklyn.

His first book, Never Love a Stranger (1948), caused controversy with its graphic sexuality. Publisher Pat Knopf reportedly 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".

His 1952 novel, A Stone for Danny Fisher, was adapted into a 1958 motion picture King Creole, which starred Elvis Presley.

He would become arguably the world's bestselling author, publishing over 20 boo...more


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“Kids are a pain in the ass.
(The Piranhas)”
Harold Robbins

“The only thing of value on this earth is that each of us is an individual and not a cog in a machine. No man is better than another because of circumstance or fortune, but each important to his own.”
Harold Robbins, Never Leave Me

“Sometimes something happens and you find that all the people you knew are like nothing and someone you never saw before will reach out a hand to help.”
Harold Robbins, Never Leave Me

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