: Zane Grey pictured on horseback on the set of the film version of Riders of the Purple Sage, 1918.
Grey, born Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939), was an American author born in Zanesville, Ohio. He wrote popular adventure books and stories of the American frontier. After marrying his wife, Lina Elise (Dolly) Grey (1883-1957), the couple settled Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. In addition to raising their three children, Lina became Grey's manager and supporter, and edited his manuscripts. Grey self-published his first book "Betty Zane" in 1903 only to become the bestselling fiction author in the world during his lifetime, his most respected work being Riders of the Purple Sage, published in 1912. In 1918 the Greys moved to California where the author formed his own motion picture company. Grey was a very prolific writer. During his 37 years of writing career, Grey published close to 70 novels, 12 non-fiction books, 250 short works, and 4 boy's books. Over 100 Western movies were made using his novels as source material, and he is considered to be one of the major literary influences on the film industry in Hollywood. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Grey, Zane, 1872-1939; Authors, American--Ohio; Motion picture film--History; Western films; Horses Places