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Overview (3)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Died in Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
Birth NameHenry Hunt Searls Jr.

Spouse (2)

Bunny Cooper (19 December 1959 - 17 February 2017) ( his death)
Meredith Carroll Kapp (10 December 1946 - 1953) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (4)

Novelist and screenwriter, author of the best-selling "Overboard", "Jaws II" (based on the movie Jaws 2 (1978)) and "Sounding", creator of The New Breed (1961) TV series and writer of episodes of The Fugitive (1963) series. He has lived most of his life on, under, or over the ocean, having been a world-cruising yachtsman, underwater photographer and Navy flier.
Living in Gig Harbor, Washington, with his wife Bunny. [2002]
In February 1972, once the two children from his previous marriage had grown, he and wife Bunny left Malibu for Pitcairn Island and spent three years living on a boat in the South Pacific, eventually ending up in New Zealand, where they sold the boat. This experience inspired his novel Overboard, which was made into the 1978 TV movie Overboard (1978), for which he also wrote the teleplay.
Brother-in-law of Ben Cooper.

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