Robin Moore

Robin Moore

Gender: Male
Known for: Writing
Birthday: 1925-10-31
Deathday: 2008-02-19 (82 years old)

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Robert Lowell Moore Jr. (October 31, 1925 – February 21, 2008) was an American writer who wrote The Green Berets, The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy, and with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story.Moore also co-authored the lyrics for the "Ballad of the Green Berets", which was one of the major hit songs of 1966. The song was also featured in the 1968 film The Green Berets, based on Moore's book, which starred John Wayne. A new edition of The Green Berets was published in April 2007, and his last book, Wars of the Green Berets, co-authored with Col. Mike 'Doc' Lennon, was released in June 2007.At the time of his death, Moore was residing in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, home to Fort Campbell and the 5th Special Forces Group, where he was working on his memoirs and three other books.

Early Life

Born in Boston, Moore was raised in Concord, Massachusetts, where he attended Middlesex School. He also attended Belmont Hill School.During World War II, he served as a nose gunner in the U.S. Army Air Forces, flying combat missions in the European Theater. For his service, he was awarded the Air Medal. Moore graduated from Harvard College in 1949, and one of his first jobs was working in television production and then at the Sheraton Hotel Company co-founded by his father, Robert Lowell Moore. While working in the hotel business in the Caribbean, he recorded the early days of Fidel Castro in the nonfiction book The Devil To Pay.

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Known for
Writing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1925-10-31

Deathday
2008-02-19 (82 years old)

Birth name
Robert Lowell Moore

Place of birth
Boston, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Robert Lowell Moore Jr.

Awards
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay, Air Medal

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Robin Moore
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