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Jack Finney

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Jack Finney

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Full Name: Walter Braden Finney
Born: October 2, 1911
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: November 16, 1995
Greenbrae, California, United States
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


Jack Finney was an American author. His best-known works are science fiction and thrillers, including The Body Snatchers and Time and Again. The former was the basis for the 1956 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers and its remakes.

Finney was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and given the name John Finney. After his father died when he was three years old, he was renamed Walter Braden Finney in honor of his father, but continued to be known as "Jack" throughout his life. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, graduating in 1934. He married Marguerite Guest and they had two children, Kenneth and Marguerite. After living in New York City and working for an advertising agency there, he moved with his family to California in the early 1950s. He lived in Mill Valley, California, and died of pneumonia and emphysema in Greenbrae, California at 84.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Gregg Press Science Fiction Series

 42. (1955)

 Time and Again

 1. (1970)
 2. (1995)