- See also: Harold (Hal) Robbins.
Harold Robbins (May 21, 1916 – October 14, 1997) was one of the best-selling American authors of all time. During his career, he wrote over 25 best-sellers, selling over 750 million copies in 32 languages.
Born as Harold Rubin in New York City, he later claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys home. In reality he was the son of well-educated Russian and Polish immigrants. He was reared by his pharmacist father and stepmother in Brooklyn. His first wife was his high school sweetheart During the 1930s and 1940s he did different jobs and got into sugar futures, making a lot of money until he was wiped out in the wake of World War II. After the war, he went to work for Universal Pictures in New York as a shipping clerk. While on this job and taking a bet from a co worker, he began writing.
He was a charter member of the IBM Ring 21 in Hollywood, California.
He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near Palm Springs, California. Robbins has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard. 
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