Arthur Hailey

Arthur Hailey


Arthur Hailey was born on Apr 05, 1920 in UK. Arthur Hailey's big-screen debut came with The Young Doctors directed by Phil Karlson in 1961. Arthur Hailey is known for Airplane! directed by Jim Abrahams, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stars as Roger Murdock and Lloyd Bridges as Steve McCroskey. The upcoming new movie Arthur Hailey plays is Detective which will be released on Jan 01, 2005.

Born April 5, 1920 in Luton, England, Arthur Hailey decided to become a full-time author in 1956 following the success of his original television drama General Motors Presents: Flight Into Danger (1956). For the next few years, he wrote teleplays for such legendary dramatic series as Playhouse 90 (1956), Kraft Television Theatre (1947), The United States Steel Hour (1953), "Goodyear-Philco Playhouse" (1955)_ and Studio One (1948). Soon after, Hailey became a novelist. "Flight Into Danger" was adapted as a novel, "Runway Zero-Eight" (1958). In 1959, "The Final Diagnosis" became his second bestseller and, in 1961, "In High Places" became his third.It took Hailey four years to write his next novel: "Hotel" (1965), which remained on the national bestseller lists for a full year. "Airport" (1968) did even better. It was on the national lists for over a year, staying in the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller lists for an incredible 30 weeks. "Wheels" (1971), "The Moneychangers" (1975) and "Overload" (1979) also claimed the number one position on the national bestseller lists, further establishing Hailey as one of today's most popular novelists.In 1979, Arthur Hailey announced his retirement. At this time, he discovered he was very ill and underwent a quadruple bypass heart operation. The surgery was a tremendous success, leaving Mr. Hailey feeling invigorated and bursting with creative energy. His wife, Sheila, suggested he put his energy to use and write another book. "Strong Medicine" was the wonderful result.

  • Birthday

    Apr 05, 1920
  • Place of Birth

    Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK

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