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Peter B. Kyne

Born: Oct 12, 1880

Death: Nov 25, 1957

Birthplace: San Francisco

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Peter B. Kyne

Date of Birth : Oct 12, 1880
Date of Death : Nov 25, 1957
Birth Place : San Francisco

Peter B. Kyne was an American novelist who published between 1904 and 1940. He was born and died in San Francisco, California. Many of his works were adapted into screenplays starting during the silent film era, particularly his first novel, The Three Godfathers, which was published during 1913 and proved to be a huge success. More than 100 movies were adapted from his works between 1914 and 1952, many of the earliest without consent or compensation. Kyne also crated the character of Cappy Ricks in a series of novels.


  • Writer
  • Novelist
  • Military Officer

Also known as

  • Peter Bernard Kyne
  • B. Kyne


  • Helene Catherine Johnston
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