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Henry Slesar

Born: Jun 12, 1927

Death: Apr 2, 2002

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Henry Slesar

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1927
Date of Death : Apr 2, 2002
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Henry Slesar was an American author, playwright, and copywriter. He is famous for his use of irony and twist endings. After reading Slesar's "M Is for the Many" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock bought it for adaptation and they began many successful collaborations. Slesar wrote hundreds of scripts for television series and soap operas, leading TV Guide to call him "the writer with the largest audience in America."


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Playwright
  • Novelist
  • Copywriter

Also known as

  • Clyde Mitchell
  • Henry Sleasar
  • Lawrence Chandler
  • Sley Harson
  • E. K. Jarvis
  • O. H. Leslie

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
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