Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy centenary, Lucille Fletcher.

Inger Stevens in "The Hitch-Hiker"
Twilight Zone, season 1, 1960
(adapt. of Lucille Fletcher's
radio play)
Suspense writer and playwright Lucille 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.

1 comment:

Joseph Goodrich said...

Belated but sincere thanks for this posting; I'm a big fan of Fletcher's work as a novelist of suspense and as a radio scenarist. I wrote an article about her for CRIMESPREE magazine, issue 37, which may be of interest to Fletcher fans. Her work deserves more attention.