On this day: writer Jack Trevor Story.
On March 31, 1917, the writer Jack Trevor Story was born. His best-known work is the black comedy The Trouble with Harry, which Alfred Hitchcock made into a popular movie with Shirley MacLaine. Hitchcock paid $500 for the movie rights yet, despite the movie’s success, refused to augment the original sum. Story continued to write short stories, screenplays, and novels with mixed success. He passed away in 1991 of a heart attack.