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Cain, James Mallahan

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1977 AD

1892 – He was born on the 1st of July, into an Irish Catholic family in Annapolis, Maryland.

1917 – He graduated from Washington College.

1944 – He married film actress Aileen Pringle, but the marriage ended in a bitter divorce two years later.

1934 – He wrote "The Postman Always Rings Twice".

1936 – He authored "Double Indemnity" and was filmed by Billy Wilder.

1952 – He wrote "The Root of His Evil".

1977 – He died an alcoholic, aged 85, on the 27th of October.