Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Happy centenary, Lucille Fletcher.
Inger Stevens in "The Hitch-Hiker" Twilight Zone, season 1, 1960
(adapt. of Lucille Fletcher's
Suspense writer and playwrightLucille Fletcher—best known for the Edgar-winning Sorry, Wrong Number(play, 1944; novel, 1948; adapted for film and TV, 1946, 1948, 1954, 1957, 1962–64, 1968, 1989)—was born today in Brooklyn, NY, in 1912. She wrote nine novels, three plays, and more than a dozen radio plays that include The Hitch-Hiker (1941; broadcast on the Mercury Theater, 1946). Fletcher, the first wife of Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann, died in 2000.