Charles Fulton Oursler was an American journalist, playwright, editor and writer.
17 Facts About Fulton Oursler
Fulton Oursler's son was the journalist and author Will Oursler.
Fulton Oursler was raised in a devout Baptist family, but at 15, he declared himself an agnostic.
Fulton Oursler moved to New York City to edit The Music Trades.
Fulton Oursler freelanced for a variety of publications early on.
Fulton Oursler was the author of the book Spirit Mediums Exposed, which revealed the techniques of fraud mediums.
Fulton Oursler made it by combining the names of two magicians, Samri Baldwin and Wiljalba Frikell.
Fulton Oursler was supervising editor of the various magazines and newspapers published by Bernarr Macfadden, from 1921 to 1941.
Fulton Oursler became editor of Liberty after Macfadden acquired it in 1931.
Fulton Oursler left Macfadden Publications shortly after Macfadden was ousted from the company.
Fulton Oursler wrote detective stories and magazine articles under the pseudonym Anthony Abbot, as well as several plays, the most famous of which was the gimmick-filled The Spider, co-written with Lowell Brentano and later filmed twice, in 1931 and 1945.
In 1925, Fulton Oursler married Grace Perkins, who had been raised Catholic but lapsed in her teens.
In 1935, the Fulton Oursler family toured the Middle East and spent a week in the Holy Land.
In 1943, Fulton Oursler was received into the Roman Catholic Church.
The film, The Greatest Story Ever Told, based on Fulton Oursler's book, was released in 1965.
Fulton Oursler died in New York City in 1952, while halfway through writing his autobiography.
Fulton Oursler left his estate to his second wife on the understanding that she would leave the estate to his four children.