Harold RobbinsAge: 81
Robbins is known for his best-selling, steamy novels that revolved around sex, money and power. The characters in Robbins's novels often resembled famous figures such as Howard Hughes and Marilyn Monroe. The films Never Love a Stranger and The Carpetbaggers were based on his books. Despite the scorn of critics, Robbins remained confident in his work and described himself “as the best writer in the world.”Born: 1916
Died: Oct. 14, 1997
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