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Zane Grey

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Americna author most widely known for his American novels Riders from the Crimson Sage as well as the Lone Superstar Ranger. A lot of his functions were modified for the display screen, and several of these became the foundation for Dick Powell’s Zane Gray Theater, a favorite television group of the past due 1950s. Being a youngster, he was extremely interested in background aswell as fishing, football, and composing. He gained a baseball scholarship or grant to the School of Pennsylvania, that he graduated in 1896 using a level in dentistry. His functions were the foundation greater than 110 movies. His parents had been called Alice and Lewis, and he previously four siblings. His ancestors had been Quaker immigrants from Britain. He was wedded to Lina Elise Roth. The few acquired two sons and a little girl: Romer, Loren, and Betty. He was a renowned Californian writer, as was Shirley Jackson.

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Full Name Zane Grey
Date Of Birth January 31, 1872
Died October 23, 1939, Altadena, California, United States
Place Of Birth Zanesville, OH
Profession Novelist
Education University of Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Spouse Lina Elise Roth
Children Romer Zane Grey, Loren Grey, Betty Grey
Parents Alice Josephine Zane, Lewis M. Gray
Siblings Reddy Grey, Ella Grey, Ida Grey
Movies Fighting Caravans, To the Last Man, Man of the Forest, The Vanishing American, Heritage of the Desert, West of the Pecos, The Mysterious Rider, Wagon Wheels, The Thundering Herd, The Maverick Queen, Wanderer of the Wasteland, The Call of the Canyon, Thunder Trail, Rocky Mountain Mystery, Gunfighters, The Light of Western Stars, Drums of the Desert, Rangle River, The Arizona Raiders, Nevada, Western Union, Forlorn River, The Border Legion, Wild Horse Mesa, The Lone Star Ranger, Thunder Mountain, The Last Round-Up, Sunset Pass, Red Canyon, The Water Hole, Robbers' Roost, Riders of the Purple Sage, The Riders of the Purple Sage, Last of the Duanes, Arizona Mahoney, Code of the West, Under the Tonto Rim, Desert Gold, End of the Trail, The Last of the Duanes, Avalanche, Born to the West, Open Range, 30. Jericho, 29. Image of a Drawn Sword, 28. Storm Over Eden
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1According to the 1974 book "Holly-Would!" all of Grey's novels were filmed at least once.
2Formed Zane Grey Pictures Inc., a film production company, in 1920.
3Father of Romer Grey.
4Once owned a house on Catalina Island, where he was an avid fisherman.
5His house in Arizona had a swimming pool. His neighbors came from miles around to use it, which he happily allowed.
6Prolific American writer and pioneer of Western as a new literary genre. His most famous book is "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1912).
7Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1977.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Vanishing Pioneer1928novel "Golden Dreams"
Under the Tonto Rim1928novel
Open Range1927novel "Valley of Wild Horses"
Nevada1927novel
Lightning1927story
Drums of the Desert1927novel "Captives of the Desert"
The Mysterious Rider1927novel
The Last Trail1927novel
Man of the Forest1926novel
Forlorn River1926novel "Forlorn River"
Born to the West1926story
Desert Gold1926novel
The Vanishing American1925novel
Wild Horse Mesa1925novel
The Light of Western Stars1925novel
The Rainbow Trail1925story
Code of the West1925novel
Riders of the Purple Sage1925novel "Riders of the Purple Sage"
The Thundering Herd1925novel
The Last of the Duanes1924story
The Border Legion1924novel
Wanderer of the Wasteland1924novel
The Heritage of the Desert1924novel
The Call of the Canyon1923story "The Call of the Canyon"
The Lone Star Ranger1923novel
To the Last Man1923novel
Golden Dreams1922story
When Romance Rides1922novel "Wildfire"
The Last Trail1921novel
The Mysterious Rider1921novel "The Mysterious Rider"
Man of the Forest1921novel
The U.P. Trail1920novel
Days of Daring1920Short novel "In the Days of Thundering Herd"
Riders of the Dawn1920novel "The Desert of Wheat"
Desert Gold1919/Inovel
The Last of the Duanes1919story
The Lone Star Ranger1919novel
The Light of Western Stars1918novel
The Rainbow Trail1918story
Riders of the Purple Sage1918novel
The Border Legion1918novel
The Heart of Texas Ryan1917novel The Light of Western Stars
Graft1915story
Fighting Blood1911Short novel
Riders of the Purple Sage1996TV Movie book
Zane Grey Theater1956-1958TV Series stories - 6 episodes
Schlitz Playhouse1956TV Series story - 1 episode
The Maverick Queen1956novel "The Maverick Queen"
Chevron Hall of StarsTV Series story - 1 episode, 1956 based on the characters created by - 1 episode, 1956
The Vanishing American1955based on the novel by
Robbers' Roost1955story
Red Canyon1949novel "Wildfire"
Wild Horse Mesa1947based on the novel by
Under the Tonto Rim1947based on the novel by
Gunfighters1947adapted from Zane Grey's novel "Twin Sombreros"
Thunder Mountain1947based on the novel by
Code of the West1947novel
Sunset Pass1946novel "Sunset Pass"
West of the Pecos1945novel
Wanderer of the Wasteland1945character
Nevada1944novel
Lone Star Ranger1942novel
Riders of the Purple Sage1941based on the novel by
Last of the Duanes1941story
Western Union1941novel
The Border Legion1940novel - uncredited
The Light of Western Stars1940novel
Knights of the Range1940story
Heritage of the Desert1939based on the novel by
The Mysterious Rider1938characters
Born to the West1937novel
Thunder Trail1937story "Arizona Ames"
Roll Along, Cowboy1937novel "The Dude Ranger"
Forlorn River1937novel
Rangle River1936novel
Arizona Mahoney1936novel "Stairs of Sand"
End of the Trail1936novel "Outlaws of Palouse"
King of the Royal Mounted1936story
The Arizona Raiders1936novel "Raiders of Spanish Peaks"
Desert Gold1936from a novel by
Drift Fence1936from the novel by
Nevada1935novel "Nevada"
Thunder Mountain1935novel "Thunder Mountain"
Wanderer of the Wasteland1935novel
Rocky Mountain Mystery1935novel "Golden Dreams"
Home on the Range1935novel "Code of the West"
West of the Pecos1934novel
The Dude Ranger1934story
Wagon Wheels1934novel "Fighting Caravans"
The Last Round-Up1934novel "Border Legion"
To the Last Man1933story
Man of the Forest1933novel
The Last Trail1933novel
Life in the Raw1933novel
Sunset Pass1933novel
Under the Tonto Rim1933novel "The Bee Hunter"
The Thundering Herd1933original story
Smoke Lightning1933novel "Canyon Walls"
The Woman Accused1933Liberty Magazine serial chapter
Robbers' Roost1932novel
End of the Trail1932story - uncredited
Wild Horse Mesa1932based on a novel by
The Golden West1932story
Heritage of the Desert1932story
The Rainbow Trail1932story
Riders of the Purple Sage1931novel
Fighting Caravans1931novel "Wagon Wheels"
El último de los Vargas1930novel
The Last of the Duanes1930novel "The Last of the Duanes"
The Border Legion1930novel
The Light of Western Stars1930novel
The Lone Star Ranger1930novel
Stairs of Sand1929novel
Sunset Pass1929novel
Avalanche1928novel
The Water Hole1928story

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Sea Adventures1932Documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paramount Paragraphics: Oregon Steelhead1937ShortZane Grey - Fisherman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Sea Adventures1932Documentary producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fisherman's Pluck1939ShortHimself / Zane Grey / The Fisherman
White Death1936Himself
South Sea Adventures1932DocumentaryHimself
The Ball Game1898Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Circle of Honor2003TV Series documentaryHimself

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