Jim Thompson
Date of Birth
Sep 27, 1906
Birth Place:
Anadarko, OK


An influential crime novelist of the "hardboiled" school, Jim Thompson collaborated on the screenplays for Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and Paths of Glory. In the 1960s, he scripted episodes for the TV shows Tales of Wells Fargo and Dr. Kildare and in 1975 he appeared as Judge Grayle in the remake of Farewell, My Lovely. A number of Thompson novels were adapted for the screen, including The...