John D. MacDonald

About John D. MacDonald

Who is it?: Writer
Birth Day: July 24, 1916
Birth Place: Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth Name: John Dann McDonald

John D. MacDonald

John Dann MacDonald was born on July 24, 1916, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He served in the OSS in the far east during...
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As per our current Database, John D. MacDonald has been died on 28 December, 1986 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

🎂 John D. MacDonald - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When John D. MacDonald die, John D. MacDonald was 70 years old.

Popular As John D. MacDonald
Occupation Writer
Age 70 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 24, 1916 (Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA)
Birthday July 24
Town/City Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality USA

🌙 Zodiac

John D. MacDonald’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

John D. MacDonald was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

John Dann MacDonald was born on July 24, 1916, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He served in the OSS in the far east during World War Two. While still in the military, he wrote a short story and mailed it home to his wife, simply for her entertainment.

Unknown to him, she submitted it to the magazine "Story", and it was accepted. This launched a writing career that spanned more than 40 years. MacDonald is best known for the series of detective-style novels featuring Travis McGee, with an interesting twist on the usual hard-boiled character; McGee was NOT a licensed private investigator, and in most of the novels, he agrees to recover something of value for a friend or a friend of a friend; his fee is one-half the value of the object.

MacDonald had enrolled in the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, but dropped out during his sophomore year. He later completed his studies at Syracuse University, graduating in 1938, and in 1939 he received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.

While attending Syracuse, he met Dorothy Prentiss; they married in 1937. They had one son. At the age of 70, John D. MacDonald traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in December of 1986 to undergo heart surgery.

He died at a hospital there on December 28th. He is buried in Milwaukee, at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum.

John D. MacDonald WIFE, FAMILY, KIDS

  • Dorothy Mary Prentiss (3 July 1937 - 28 December 1986) ( his death)

John D. MacDonald Movies

  • Cape Fear (1991) as Writer
  • Cape Fear (1962) as Writer
  • Tales of Tomorrow (1951) as Writer
  • Lights Out (1950) as Writer

Important Facts about John D. MacDonald

His stories often contain villains who enjoy sexually preying on vulnerable women.

His stories often involve a drug smuggling job that goes horribly wrong

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