April 20 - Trustin Howard Died

Writer and actor Trustin Howard, also known as Slick Slavin, died on April 20 after complications from a fall. He was 93. After serving in the Army, Howard returned to pursue a career as an actor. He appeared in the movie Speed Crazy (1959), in which he wrote, sang and played guitar on the title song, and he had a bit part as a master of ceremonies in Elvis Presley's King Creole (1958). 

After writing almost 1,000 hours of TV and film, Howard was honored with a lifetime membership in the Writers Guild of America. As a signed recording artist and composer, he was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Howard recently wrote several books with accompanying screenplays, including “Winchell and Runyon,” the untold true story about the relationship between Walter Winchell and Damon Runyon, which won an award at the Hollywood Book Festival. Additionally, his paranormal thriller “The Channeler” was a first place winner at the Great Southeast Book Festival.

(Source: Variety)

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