Freedgood, Morton 1913(?)-2006

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FREEDGOOD, Morton 1913(?)-2006
(John Godey, Stanley Morton, a joint pseudonym)


See index for CA sketch: Born c. 1913, in New York, NY; died April 16, 2006, in West New York, NJ. Author. Freedgood was best known for the crime novels he wrote under the pseudonym John Godey. After attending the City College of New York, he worked as a public relations man for various movie studios, including 20th Century-Fox, Paramount, and United Artists. He eventually gave this up to write full time. With the exception of the novels The Wall-to-Wall Trap (1957) and Yankee Trader (1947), which he wrote under the joint pseudonym Stanley Morton with Stanley Freedgood, he focused on crime novels under the Godey name. These were his most successful endeavors, and Freedman would publish over a dozen crime stories, some of which were adapted to film. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1973), for example, was adapted as a 1974 movie. Other novels by Freedman include The Year's Death (1953), The Reluctant Assassin (1966), The Snake (1978), and Fatal Beauty (1984).



New York Times, April 22, 2006, p. C10.