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Thomas Heggen (1918–1949)

Thomas Heggen was born in 1918 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA. He was a writer, known for Mister Roberts (1955), Ensign Pulver (1964) and Mister Roberts (1965). He died on May 19, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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(1955)
Ensign Pulver Writer
(1964)
(1965-1966)
(1984)

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 1984 Mister Roberts (TV Movie) (novel - play)
  Mister Roberts (TV Series) (characters - 30 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (novel - 30 episodes, 1965 - 1966)
- Captain, My Captain (1966) ... (characters) / (novel)
- In Love and War (1966) ... (characters) / (novel)
- Undercover Cook (1966) ... (characters) / (novel)
- Unwelcome Aboard (1966) ... (characters) / (novel)
- Son of Eight in Every Port (1966) ... (characters) / (novel)
 1964 Ensign Pulver (based on a play by) / (from the novel by)
 1955 Mister Roberts (based on the play by) / (from the novel by)
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Mister Roberts (1948) ... (novel - play)
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 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series)
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- Mister Roberts (1948) ... Himself
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Joshua Logan and his play, "Mister Roberts," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Jeffrey Lynn, Casey Walters, and Vincent Gardenia in the cast. Daniel F. Keyes was director. See more »
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Following the great success of his novel "Mister Roberts" (1946) and its 1948 Broadway adaptation, Thomas Heggen suffered from a severe case of writer's block. Under pressure to turn out another best-seller, he began abusing alcohol and prescription drugs. On May 19, 1949, Heggen was found drowned in the bathtub of his Manhattan apartment. The coroner ruled his death a "probable suicide", though ... See more »

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