Ross MacDonald

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Ross MacDonald was born on 13 December, 1915 in Los Gatos, California, United States, is a Novelist. Discover Ross MacDonald’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 68 years old?

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OccupationNovelist
Age68 years old
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Born13 December 1915
Birthday13 December
BirthplaceLos Gatos, California, United States
Date of deathJuly 11, 1983,
Died PlaceSanta Barbara, California, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Who Is Ross MacDonald’s Wife?

His wife is Margaret Millar (m. 1938–1983)

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Ross MacDonald Net Worth

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Timeline of Ross MacDonald

1990

Allison & Busby published three Archer omnibus editions in the 1990s.

1983

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (/ˈ m ɪ l ər / ; December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983). He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in Southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer.

Brought up in the province of Ontario, Canada, Macdonald eventually settled in the state of California, where he died in 1983.

1974

Over his career, Macdonald was presented with only two awards. In 1974, he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, and in 1982 he received “The Eye”, the Lifetime Achievement Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

1950

In the early 1950s, he returned to California, settling for some thirty years in Santa Barbara, the area where most of his books were set. In these the city in which Lew Archer is based goes under the fictional name of Santa Teresa. In 1983 Macdonald died of Alzheimer’s disease.

1949

For his fifth novel, in 1949, he wrote under the name John Macdonald in order to avoid confusion with his wife, who was achieving her own success writing as Margaret Millar. He then changed his pen name briefly to John Ross Macdonald, before settling on Ross Macdonald in order to avoid being confused with fellow mystery writer John D. MacDonald, who was writing under his real name. Millar would use the pseudonym “Ross Macdonald” on all his fiction from the mid ’50s forward.

1946

Macdonald first introduced the tough but humane private eye Lew Archer in the 1946 short story “Find the Woman” (credited then to “Ken Millar”). A full-length novel featuring him, The Moving Target, followed in 1949 and was the first in a series of eighteen. Macdonald mentions in the foreword to the Archer in Hollywood omnibus that his detective derives his name from Sam Spade’s partner, Miles Archer, and from Lew(is) Wallace, author of Ben-Hur, though he was patterned on Philip Marlowe.

1944

Millar began his career writing stories for pulp magazines and used his real name for his first four novels. Of these he completed the last, The Dark Tunnel, in 1944. After serving at sea as a naval communications officer from 1944 to 1946, Millar returned to Michigan, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in literature.

1938

Millar was born in Los Gatos, California, and raised in his Canadian parents’ native Kitchener, Ontario, where he started college. When his father abandoned his family unexpectedly, Macdonald lived with his mother and various relatives, moving several times by his 16th year. In Canada, he met and married Margaret Sturm in 1938. They had a daughter, Linda, who died in 1970.