Murray Forbes was born on July 20, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his radio career in 1931 on The General Tire Show. Later he had regular roles on soap operas, such as Guiding Light and Today's Children. He then created the voice of Willie Fitz on the Ma Perkins radio show, which ran for 30 years. In the late 1940s he wrote the thriller Hollow Triumph about an ex‐convict who kills a psychiatrist and becomes famous after assuming the dead man's identity. The film version was retitled The Scar and starred Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett in the main roles. Forbes died from cancer January 27, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, at Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center.

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  • "Forbes only novel is a fascinating pop‐study of a disturbed personality done in the noir tradition… An atmospheric and evocative yarn that spans the late 30s to through WWII."—Amazon reader. New introduction by Bill Kelly. Film Noir Classics #5.

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