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John Fante (I) (1909–1983)

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Full of Life Writer
(1956)
My Man and I Writer
(1952)

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 2019 My Dog Stupid (novella "My Stupid Dog")
 2006 Ask the Dust (novel)
 2001 A Sad Flower in the Sand (Documentary) (writer)
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
 1966 Maya
 1964 Insight (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Urchin (1964) ... (written by)
 1963 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Captain Al Sanchez (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 My Six Loves (screenplay)
 1962 Joseph Desa
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Man for Mary (1962) ... (story)
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side (screenplay)
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Dreamer (1959) ... (story)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Comeback (1959) ... (story)
 1957 Jeanne Eagels (screenplay)
 1956 Full of Life (based on his novel) / (screen play)
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Liberator (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1952 My Man and I (written by)
 1944 Youth Runs Wild (original story) / (screen play)
 1943 It's All True (Documentary) (screenplay)
 1940 East of the River (story "Mama Ravioli")
 1940 The Golden Fleecing (based upon an original story by)
 1935 Dinky (story)
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Novel: "Dreams from Bunker Hill". See more »

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An internationally celebrated novelist, he wrote screenplays for additional income to support his career as a writer. His novels include "Wait Until Spring, Bandini" (1938), "Ask the Dust" (1939), "Dago Red" (1940)--a collection of short stories--"Full of Life" (1952) and "The Brotherhood of the Grape" (1977). Author Charles Bukowski, greatly influenced by Fante, brought this near-forgotten ... See more »

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