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(December 4, 1914-September 30, 1984) Born Jack Hersh Pollack in Philadelphia. Reported on sports for high school newspaper; majored in English at University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1936. After college, worked as freelance journalist; a one-act play, The Renegade, was performed by the New Theatre League. During World War II, employed as press liaison officer on alien registration with Department of Justice (1942), information specialist in Office of Civilian Defense (1943), and special assistant to executive director of War Manpower Commission (1945); wrote speeches for senators and other officials and served briefly as editor of magazine This Month (1946). Returned to freelance journalism after war, publishing widely in newspapers and popular magazines; co-founded Society of Magazine Writers. Also wrote Croiset, the Clairvoyant (1964), Dr. Sam: An American Tragedy (1972, about trial of Dr. Sam Sheppard), and Earl Warren: The Judge Who Changed America (1979). Lived in Westport, Connecticut, and Westhampton Beach, Long Island. Died in New York City.