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Joseph Wambaugh

Born: Jan 22, 1937

Birthplace: East Pittsburgh

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Joseph Wambaugh

Date of Birth : Jan 22, 1937
Birth Place : East Pittsburgh

Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States. Several of his first novels were set in Los Angeles, California, and its surroundings, and featured Los Angeles police officers as protagonists.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Joe
  • Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr.

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime
  • Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
  • Edgar Grand Master Award
  • Special Edgars Award
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