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Jay Anson
American author

Jay Anson

Jay Anson
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Intro American author
Was Writer Novelist Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 4 November 1921, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 12 March 1980, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, U.S.A. (aged 58 years)
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Jay Anson (November 4, 1921 – March 12, 1980) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror. After the runaway success of that novel, he wrote 666, which also dealt with a haunted house. He died in 1980.

His work, The Amityville Horror, was sold as "a true story", and it was based on the reported experiences of George Lutz and Kathleen Lutz at 112 Ocean Avenue in December 1975. The Lutzes had sold the rights to the book to Anson, who had added to and adapted some of the Lutz's original claims. A film was later made of the book in 1979, which exemplified these additions. He died a year later.


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