Richard Connell  

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Richard Connell, Jr. (October 17, 1893November 22, 1949) was an American author and journalist, best known for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game."

Connell was one of the best-known American short story writers of his time, and his stories appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's Weekly. Connell had equal success as a journalist and screenwriter. He was nominated for an Academy Award for best original story for 1941's Meet John Doe. He died of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California on November 22, 1949 at the age of fifty-six.

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