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Robert Ludlum was born May 25, 1927 in New York City. He enlisted in the Marines at the age of eighteen and received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1951. He began acting professionally at the age of sixteen in the 1943 Broadway production of Junior Miss. He also had roles in summer stock and appeared in over 200 television dramas for such live programs as Studio One and Kraft Television Theater. He then tried producing with the 1956 Broadway production of The Owl and the Pussycat. He took the play, four years later, to his creation of Shopping-Center Theater at Playhouse-on-the-Mall in Paramus, New Jersey. His first novel, The Scarlatti Inheritance, was published in 1971. His other works include The Matlock Paper, The Chancellor Manuscript, The Bourne Identity, The Scorpio Illusion, The Matarese Countdown, and The Bancroft Strategy. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd. He died on March 12, 2001 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Distinction: Eric Van Lustbader wrote in the Jason Bourne series after Ludlum's death, but these books should be credited to Lustbader rather than to Ludlum.

The Bourne Identity 8,997 copies, 145 reviews
The Bourne Supremacy 5,939 copies, 45 reviews
The Bourne Ultimatum (Author) 5,292 copies, 43 reviews
The Matarese Circle 2,150 copies, 15 reviews
The Icarus Agenda 2,094 copies, 17 reviews
The General's Daughter 2,084 copies, 30 reviews
The Sigma Protocol 1,941 copies, 15 reviews
The Prometheus Deception 1,851 copies, 16 reviews
The Parsifal Mosaic 1,849 copies, 12 reviews
The Janson Directive 1,838 copies, 12 reviews
The Aquitaine Progression 1,809 copies, 12 reviews
The Ambler Warning (Author) 1,700 copies, 25 reviews
The Apocalypse Watch 1,581 copies, 14 reviews
The Holcroft Covenant 1,529 copies, 22 reviews
The Scorpio Illusion 1,505 copies, 13 reviews
The Scarlatti Inheritance 1,451 copies, 14 reviews
The Road to Gandolfo 1,416 copies, 16 reviews
The Hades Factor 1,384 copies, 11 reviews
The Chancellor Manuscript 1,362 copies, 12 reviews
The Rhinemann Exchange 1,288 copies, 9 reviews
The Tristan Betrayal 1,281 copies, 11 reviews
The Road to Omaha 1,273 copies, 8 reviews
The Matarese Countdown 1,246 copies, 9 reviews
The Osterman Weekend 1,236 copies, 11 reviews
The Gemini Contenders 1,233 copies, 10 reviews
The Bancroft Strategy 1,195 copies, 11 reviews
The Paris Option 1,107 copies, 10 reviews
Trevayne 1,093 copies, 8 reviews
The Cassandra Compact 1,091 copies, 10 reviews
The Matlock Paper 1,090 copies, 8 reviews
The Cry of the Halidon 1,044 copies, 11 reviews
The Altman Code 990 copies, 13 reviews
The Bourne Ultimatum [2007 film] (Author, original novel) 709 copies, 3 reviews
The Bourne Trilogy 386 copies, 8 reviews
The Patriot Attack 103 copies, 1 review
Trevejn 1 copy
2008 1 copy
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Legacy (Series Creator) 1,999 copies, 28 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal (Series Creator) 1,404 copies, 16 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception (Series Creator) 947 copies, 14 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta (Series Creator) 860 copies, 11 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector (Series Creator) 775 copies, 10 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective (Series Creator) 775 copies, 7 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event (Series Creator) 742 copies, 7 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion (Series Creator) 619 copies, 11 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative (Series Creator) 459 copies, 13 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision (Series Creator) 324 copies, 2 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy (Series Creator) 304 copies, 5 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution (Series Creator) 288 copies, 6 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Janson Command (Series Creator) 249 copies, 1 review
The Utopia Experiment (Series Creator) 248 copies, 5 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal (Series Creator) 224 copies, 8 reviews

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Robert Ludlum's parents were: George Hartford Ludlum (father) and Margaret (née Wadsworth) Ludlum (mother).
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Distinction: Eric Van Lustbader wrote in the Jason Bourne series after Ludlum's death, but these books should be credited to Lustbader rather than to Ludlum.

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