Falcon, The

Charles McGraw starred as Mike Waring, an American espionage agent whose code name was “The Falcon” on the spy drama THE FALCON/SYN/1954-55.

The series was based on Michael Arlen’s book “Gay Falcon” (1940), featuring the dashing hero Gay Stanhope Falcon, whose real identity was Gay Lawrence. The Falcon also used the names Spenser Pott, and Colonel Rock.

Movie adaptations of The Falcon character included The Gay Falcon (1941), A Date with the Falcon (1941), The Falcon Takes Over (1942), The Falcon’s Brother (1942), The Falcon Strikes Back (1943), The Falcon’s Adventure (1946); The Devil’s Cargo (1948), Appointment with Murder(1948), and Search for Danger (1949).

Movie actors to portray the role of The Falcon include George Sanders, Tom Conway and John Calvert. On radio The Falcon was played by actors Les Damon, Berry Kroeger, James Megham, George Petrie, and Les Tremayne.

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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