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Jay Anson
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    (November 4, 1921-March 12, 1980)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Reporter for the New York Evening Journal and New York Herald Tribune
    Wrote over 500 scripts for TV documentaries
    Wrote 'The Amityville Horror' (1977)
    In the first printing of the book, he gave two different dates in the foreword and the first chapter for the day the Lutzes moved into the house. (He got the dates in synch for the second edition.)
    'The Amityville Horror' was billed as a true story despite containing generous helpings of bs.
    He did not believe in the paranormal, adding some irony to the 'true story' tag.
    He admitted to doing no fact-checking on the claims George and Kathy Lutz made.
    During a lawsuit between the Lutzes and attorney William Weber, the judge concluded 'It appears to me that to a large extent the book is a work of fiction.
    He served in the Army during WWII.
    He managed to concoct a compelling horror story out of 45 hours worth of often rambling taped testimony from the Lutzes.
    He said about the success of 'The Amityville Horror,' 'This is my first book. The first time I've ever tried a book. You know what kind of luck this is?'
    He hoped to retire to Majorca on his royalties from the book, but died following heart surgery before he could.

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