Ed McBain

Ed McBain bio

Birth Name: Ed McBain

Occupation: Screenwriter

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: October 15, 1926

Date Of Death: July 6, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Ed McBain was born on the 15th of October, 1926. He was famous for being a Screenwriter. Prolific author and screenwriter who became known for his 1954 novel, The Blackboard Jungle, as well as for his screenplays for Strangers When We Meet (1960) and Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963). His other works include the 87th Precinct crime series and the late twentieth-century novel, Candyland.

Ed McBain was born in New York. He grew up in East Harlem and in The Bronx and earned a scholarship to attend the famous Art Students League. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he graduated from Hunter College with degrees in psychology and English. His birth name is Salvatore Albert Lombino. In 1952, he legally changed his name to Evan Hunter, and he wrote under a variety of other pen names, including Ed McBain, Ezra Hannon, John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Dean Hudson, and Richard Marsten.

Ed McBain was a Libra and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Ed McBain was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Ed McBain is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Ed McBain’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Ed McBain’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Ed McBain kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Ed McBain was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Ed McBain was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Ed McBain was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Ed McBain had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Ed McBain’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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