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John D. Voelker (1903–1991)

John D. Voelker was born on June 29, 1903 in Ishpeming, Michigan, USA as John Donaldson Voelker. He is known for his work on Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Amorous Dentist (1983) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). He died on March 18, 1991 in Marquette, Michigan. See full bio »

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Known For

Anatomy of a Murder
The Amorous Dentist
Small World
Small World Himself


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 1983 The Amorous Dentist (TV Movie) (novel - as Robert Traver)
 1959 Anatomy of a Murder (based on the novel by - as Robert Traver)
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 1959 Anatomy of a Murder (technical advisor - uncredited)
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 1965 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
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- Episode #4.244 (1965) ... Himself - Guest (as Robert Traver)
 1960 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #2.11 (1960) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Novel (as Robert Traver): "Anatomy of a Murder" (filmed as Anatomy of a Murder (1959)) See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Traver

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John D. Voelker wrote novels under the pen name of Robert Traver, because he felt it would seem inappropriate for a sitting judge to also be a crime novelist. See more »

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