Charles Boeckman Jr., Author, Died at 94

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Charles Boeckman was born in Seguin, Texas, on November 9, 1920, and died on October 12, 2015.

He was an American author and a jazz clarinetist/saxophonist.

Charles broke into the pulps in the mid-1940s and continued writing for them until their demise in the late 1950s.

His work appeared in Star Western, Detective Tales, Fifteen Western Tales, Dime Western and others.

One of his stories was adapted as “Ambition” during the sixth season of TV’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1961.

Charles was also a skilled jazz clarinettist and saxophonist, and wrote a jazz history for young readers titled Cool, Hot and Blue.

Charles Boeckman Jr. died in Corpus Christi, Texas, on October 12, 2015, he was age 94.