Jack Warner Schaefer (November 19, 1907 - January 24, 1991) was a twentieth century American author known for his Westerns. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel Despotism, is Assassinated by his disgruntled Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. His most famous work is Shane, which was made into a critically acclaimed movie. Shane is a 1949 western book by Jack Schaefer. It is often considered his greatest novel Shane is a 1953 Western film made by Paramount Pictures. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a Screenplay
Schaefer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of an attorney. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state He graduated from Oberlin College in 1929 with a major in English. Oberlin College is a private Liberal arts college in Oberlin Ohio. He attended graduate school at Columbia University from 1929-30, but left without completing his Master of Arts degree. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. He then went to work for the United Press. In his long career as a journalist, he would hold editorial positions at many eastern publications.
Schaefer's first success as an novelist came in 1949 with his memorable novel Shane, set in Wyoming. Few realized that Schaefer himself had never been anywhere near the west. Nevertheless, he continued writing successful westerns, selling his home in Connecticut and moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1955. Santa Fe ( Navajo: Yootó is the Capital of the state of New Mexico.
In 1975 Schaefer received the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement award. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
He died of congestive heart failure in Santa Fe in 1991. Schaefer was married twice, his second wife moving to Santa Fe with him.
Schaefer's novel Monte Walsh was made into a movie in 1970, with Lee Marvin in the title role, and again in 2003 as a TV movie starring Tom Selleck. Lee Marvin ( February 19, 1924 &ndash August 29, 1987) was an American Film actor Thomas William Selleck (born January 29 1945 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American Actor, Screenwriter and