Richard Condon Net Worth

Richard Condon Net Worth is
$1.4 Million

Richard Condon Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 in New York City, New York – April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas) was a prolific and popular American political novelist whose satiric works were generally presented in the form of thrillers or semi-thrillers. More than being particularly clever genre works, however, all 26 books were written in a style nearly always instantly recognizable as Condon's, while their focus was almost always obsessively directed at monetary greed and political corruption. Fast-moving and easily accessible, they generally combined elements of political satire, bare-knuckled outrage at the greed and corruption of those in power, and were written with extravagant characterizations and a uniquely sparkling and frequently humorous style. Condon himself once said: "Every book I've ever written has been about abuse of power. I feel very strongly about that. I'd like people to know how deeply their politicians wrong them." Condon occasionally achieved bestseller status, and many of his books were made into films, but today he is primarily remembered for two of his works: an early book, The Manchurian Candidate of 1959, and, many years later, for four novels about a family of New York gangsters named Prizzi.Condon's writing was known for its complex plotting, fascination with trivia, and loathing for those in power; at least two of his books featured thinly disguised versions of Richard Nixon. His characters tend to be driven by obsession, usually sexual or political, and by family loyalty. His plots often have elements of classical tragedy, with protagonists whose pride leads them to a place to destroy what they love. Some of his books, most notably Mile High (1969), are perhaps best described as secret history. And Then We Moved to Rossenara is a humorous autobiographical recounting of various places in the world where he had lived and his family's 1970s move to Rossenarra, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

Date Of BirthMarch 18, 1915, New York City, New York, United States
DiedApril 9, 1996, Dallas, Texas, United States
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionWriter, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor
SpouseEvelyn Hunt (m. 1938–1996)
SiblingsRobert Condon
MoviesThe Manchurian Candidate, Prizzi's Honor, Winter Kills, The Happy Thieves, A Talent for Loving
Star SignPisces
1Was friends with John Huston, the director of Prizzi's Honor.
2Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in New York. Poor grades prevented him from going to college. His first jobs were as elevator operator, hotel clerk and waiter.
3Did not begin writing novels until the age of 42.
4Brother of Robert Condon, writer (ghostwriter of autobiography of Archie Moore), who was one of the guests present in the home of actor George Reeves on the night of Reeves' mysterious death.
5Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 122-123. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
6In the 1950s, the Condon family lived in England, Spain, and France. During the 1960s, they lived in Geneva, Switzerland, and in 1971, they bought a house in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 1980, he moved to Dallas, Texas, to be near his daughter, and there wrote "Prizzi's Honor."
7He managed the publicity of the Disney hits Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Fantasia (1940), Pinocchio (1940), and Dumbo (1941).
8Invented "Condon's Law," which says that "When you don't know the whole truth, the worst you can imagine is bound to be close."
9Condon's 1958 novel, "The Oldest Confession", about an art thief, was inspired by paintings he saw during the filming of The Pride and the Passion (1957), at El Escorial outside Madrid. In the vestry, the film lighting showed paintings by Goya, Velasquez, and El Greco high on the wall, which otherwise were not visible. His novel was adapted into the film The Happy Thieves (1961), starring Rex Harrison and Rita Hayworth.
10Condon moved to Madrid to direct publicity for Stanley Kramer 's The Pride and the Passion (1957), which starred Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Sophia Loren but which was unsuccessful, and Condon wound up with a bleeding ulcer. He was equally stressed publicizing The King and Four Queens (1956) starring Clark Gable, and his wife urged him to quit the profession.
11Early in his career, worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency, which led him into 22 years as a movie publicist, beginning with the position of Eastern Publicity Director for Walt Disney Productions.
12Claimed he became a writer because he stuttered, which led him to learn a large vocabulary and to love words.


The Manchurian Candidate2004novel
Prizzi's Honor1985novel / screenplay
Winter Kills1979book
A Talent for Loving1969novel "A Talent For Loving"
The Manchurian Candidate1962based upon a novel by
The Happy Thieves1961novel "The Oldest Confession"


The Pride and the Passion1957publicist - uncredited
The King and Four Queens1956publicist - uncredited
The Joe Louis Story1953publicist - uncredited


Flying Leathernecks19511st Pilot Replacement (uncredited)


Morning1986TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedPrizzi's Honor (1985)
1986WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumPrizzi's Honor (1985)

Nominated Awards

1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumPrizzi's Honor (1985)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PicturePrizzi's Honor (1985)
1986DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniera)Prizzi's Honor (1985)

2nd Place Awards

1985LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayPrizzi's Honor (1985)

3rd Place Awards

1986NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayPrizzi's Honor (1985)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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