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Charles Samuels (September 15, 1902, Brooklyn, New York – April 27, 1982, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) was a U.S. journalist, author and novelist best known for his biographies of celebrities, He penned as-told-to autobiographies for Buster Keaton (My Wonderful World of Slapstick) and Ethel Waters (His Eye is on the Sparrow) which was a best seller. Among his other books were Magnificent Rube: The Life and Gaudy Times of Tex Rickard, and The King: A Biography of Clark Gable.
Total Books: 8
His book with Boris Morros, My Ten Years as a Counterspy was made into the film, Man on a String (1960), starring Ernest Borgnine. The title of another, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, about Evelyn Nesbit, was used in the 1955 movie. He was the recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe award (now called the Edgar Award) in 1956 with Night Fell on Georgia (written with his wife Louise Samuels).
Samuels, who wrote hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, also helped write the newspaper columns of Ben Hecht and Billy Rose.
He lived mostly in New York City and its suburbs (Hastings-on-Hudson, Nyack and Grand View NY) and retired in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Samuels's son Robert C. Samuels is a writer and his grandson Charlie Samuels, a photographer.