George Baxt





George Baxt

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born
in The United States
June 11, 1923

died
June 28, 2003

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George Baxt, the US playwright, scriptwriter and novelist, was born June 11, 1923; he died June 28, 2003, New York City, USA.

He began his career as a radio announcer, an actors' agent, and television scriptwriter. He claimed that as an actors' agent he threw James Dean out of his office because he needed a bath. George Baxt's career developed into scriptwriting cult horror films. He made a contribution to The Abominable Dr Phibes, although it was uncredited. His first novel A Queer Kind of Death, (1966), introduced the detective Pharoah Love who was the first in the genre to be both black and openly gay. The novel was very well received and marked the start of a new career in writing. Two further Pharoah Love novels soon appeared and were w...more


Average rating: 3.40 · 492 ratings · 61 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
The Dorothy Parker Murder C...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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The Tallulah Bankhead Murde...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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The William Powell and Myrn...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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The Alfred Hitchcock Murder...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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A Queer Kind of Death (Phar...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1966 — 9 editions
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The Bette Davis Murder Case...
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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The Marlene Dietrich Murder...
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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The Greta Garbo Murder Case...
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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The Humphrey Bogart Murder ...
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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The Fred Astaire and Ginger...
2.74 of 5 stars 2.74 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1997
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