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Clifford Irving

Clifford Michael Irving is an American investigative reporter and novelist who has written and published twenty books under his own name. He is best known for a fictional "autobiography" of Howard Hughes in the early 1970s. After Hughes denounced him and sued the publisher, McGraw-Hill, Irving confessed to the hoax and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, of which he served 17 months. Irving's 1981 book titled The Hoax is the author's version o...

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