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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.

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.

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Total Books: 8
His Eye Is on the Sparrow An Autobiography
2000 - His Eye Is on the Sparrow an Autobiography [Quality Paperbacks Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306804779
ISBN-10: 0306804778
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

My Wonderful World of Slapstick
1988 - My Wonderful World of Slapstick (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306801785
ISBN-10: 0306801787
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

His Eye is on the Sparrow  An Autobiography
1978 - His Eye Is on the Sparrow an Autobiography (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780313202018
ISBN-10: 031320201X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
1976 - Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780891901075
ISBN-10: 0891901078
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Girl in the House of Hate Being an Exact and Faithful Account of the Trial of Lizzie Borden
Once Upon a Stage The Merry World of Vaudeville
Once Upon a Stage the Merry World of Vaudeville (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780396070306
ISBN-10: 0396070302
Genre: Arts & Photography

Buster Keaton - Slapstick
Buster Keaton - Slapstick [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788486702724
ISBN-10: 8486702720
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction