John Clifford (John William Clifford)

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Springfield, Illinois, USA
A native of Springfield, Illiinois, John Clifford moved to Chicago and lived with relatives after the deaths of his parents. Wanting to work as a writer--but feeling that he couldn't write anything longer than a joke-- Clifford began working as a joke writer, selling material to radio comedian Ken Murray. Clifford served during World War II, then (under the G.I. Bill) went to a Hollywood school for writers. He landed up at Centron Films in Lawrence, Kansas, a company that made educational and industrial films. Read more...