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Dashiell Hammett (Samuel Dashiell Hammett)

Last Updated: 27 May, 2023 | Views: 296

Age: 66

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Screen Writer, Political Activist

Famous For: one of the finest mystery writers of all time

Higher Education: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Net Worth: $5 Million Approx.

Dashiell Hammett Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
27 May, 1894 (66 Years 07 Months 14 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth Place
St. Mary's County

Birth Sign



Died on
10 Jan, 1961

Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Dashiell Hammett Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (profile/biography)

Dashiell Hammett was an American writer known for his hard-boiled detective stories, including "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man." He was born on May 27, 1894, in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and died on January 10, 1961, in New York City.

Dashiell Hammett Early Life and Military Service:

Hammett grew up in a dysfunctional family and left school at the age of 13 to work odd jobs. 

In 1915, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a private during World War I. He contracted tuberculosis during his service and was eventually discharged in 1920.

Dashiell Hammett Career in Writing:

After leaving the military, Hammett worked as a private detective for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in San Francisco, an experience that would inform his writing. 

He began writing short stories in the 1920s, many of which were published in pulp magazines. 

In 1929, he published his first novel, "Red Harvest," which was followed by "The Dain Curse" in 1929 and "The Maltese Falcon" in 1930.

Dashiell Hammett Personal Life and Political Activism:

Hammett was married twice, first to a nurse named Josephine Dolan in 1921, with whom he had two daughters, and later to playwright and screenwriter Lillian Hellman in 1930. 

He was a member of the Communist Party USA from 1934 to 1937 and was jailed for six months in 1951 for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Dashiell Hammett Legacy and Influence:

Hammett's hard-boiled detective fiction helped to shape the crime genre and has been adapted into numerous films and television shows. 

He is considered one of the most important writers of detective fiction in the 20th century and was awarded the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America in 1954.

Dashiell Hammett Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 183 cm
In Meters 1.83 m
In feet & Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Dashiell Hammett Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Richard Thomas Hammett

Mother's Name
Anne Bond Dashiell

Josephine Dolan

Not Known

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Mary Jane Hammett,Josephine Hammett

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