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White, William Anthony Parker (Boucher, Anthony)

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1968 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Editors, Writers


1911 - Born in Oakland, California into a family based in medicine on the 11th of August.

         - Tony had no desire to be a physician just like his parents. When he was in high school, he wanted to be a physicist.

         - In junior college, he decided that he wanted to be a language teacher. He was also active in Little Theater as actor, director and playwright. Opera was also his passion.

1932 - He earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.

1934 - He earned his M.A., with honours in German and Spanish at U.C. Berkeley.

         - He later translated works into English from French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

1935 - He became a theater and music critic for United Progressive News in Los Angeles.

1936 - Wrote his first mystery novel, The Case of the Seven of Calvary.

1938 - Tony married Phyllis Price.

1939 - His second mystery novel, The Case of the Crumpled Knave, was published.

1945 - He launched into a three-year radio career, plotting more than 100 episodes for The Adventures of Ellery Queen, while also providing plots for the bulk of the Sherlock Holmes radio dramas.  

1946 - He had created his own mystery series for the airwaves, The Casebook of Gregory Hood. He helped find the Mystery Writers of America.

         - He was one of the first winners of the MWA's Edgar Award for his mystery reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle.  

1948 - Left dramatic radio.

1949 - He was founding editor, with J. Francis McComas, of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

1952 - He edited Best from Fantasay and Science Fiction anthology series.

1957-1958 - He won the Hugo award for Best Professional Magazine.

1968 - Boucher died of lung cancer on the 29th of April at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland.


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