Friday, November 10, 2006


Henry Slesar, two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, had a prodigous output of mystery fiction, including more than 450 short stories, seven mystery novels, three features, and more than 100 primetime teleplays.

He scripted more stories for the "Alfred Hitchcock" TV show than any other writer. His longest writing assignment was for the daytime mystery serial "The Edge of Night." For fifteen yeards he was the head writer of the suspense soap, writing all the stories and the vast majority of the scripts. Among "Edge of Night's" devoted fans were P.G. Wodehouse, Bette Davis and Tallulah Bankhead. "TV Guide" once featured Henry Slesar as "The Writer with the Biggest Audience in America" when he was the head writer on two leading soaps.

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To join P.G. Wodehouse, Bette Davis and Tallulah Bankhead as a fan of Edge of Night, check out the episodes currently playing on the AOL/PGP Classic Soaps Channel, here!

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