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Robert Ludlum is an American thriller novelist who was born on May 25th 1927 in New York and spent his childhood in New Jersey. His father was a business man and mother the daughter of a rich businessman due to which he had a financially secure childhood. He went to ‘The Rectory School’ and the ‘Cheshire Academy’ and then for graduate studies to the Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Before starting his career in writing, he acted in various theatrical shows and also produced many of them. He acted in more than 200 dramas in TV and Stage both. Ludlum was also in the US Marine Corps before his career as an author. There are more than 225 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages.
His most renowned novel series was ‘The Bourne Identity’ which started in 1980’s. It was a story about an American man who is a counter assassin with a memory loss and he confronts his opponents in different locations.
Robert Ludlum died on March 12th in 2001 due to a heart attack in his home in Florida.