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Frederic Mullally

1918-2014

Journalist, publicist and best-selling novelist, Frederic Mullally was born in London in 1918.
His Journalism career began in India in 1937 and 1938. He started as sub-editor on the Statesman of Calcutta, then at the age of nineteen, became the editor of the Sunday Standard of Bombay. Back in London he worked as a sub-editor of The Financial News, as co-editor of the weekly Tribune, and finally as political editor and columnist of the Sunday Pictorial. In 1949 he abandoned a prospective candidature of the Labour Party for the constituency of Finchley and Friern Barnet.

From 1950 to 1955, he headed the Public relations firm of Mullally & Warner, with clients ranging from Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frankie Laine, and the Festival Ballet.

Mullally's first Novel was the 1958 world best-seller Danse Macabre. This was followed by eleven more titles. His semi-autobiographical novel Clancy was dramatised by BBC TV in five one-hour episodes in 1975 and 1977 under the title Looking for Clancy, starring Robert Powell and Keith Drinkel.

Between books, Mullally compiled and wrote in collaboration with the BBC a record album, "The Sounds of Time" a dramatised history of wartime Britain.

He then wrote the cartoon captions for the long running Penthouse magazine's strip cartoon "Oh Wicked Wanda!".

Frederic died on September 7th, 2014. His leaves his son, Michael Mullally who lives in Woodstock,NY
and his daughter Anna Alston lives in London. He has three grandchildren, Ryan Mullally, Tara Mullally and Lucy McAskie
and two great grand-children, Sophie and Toby.

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