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A young lady (thought to be a mistress he had spurned), was found dead in his bath after committing suicide.

Died during a visit to London's Marylebone Public Library.

English writer, broadcaster and newspaper columnist of Latvian-Jewish ancestry. Educated at St. John's College Oxford, he began his working life as a barrister. He was employed as a BBC staff producer during World War II and later became known as the host of the three-reel crime series Scotland Yard and Scales of Justice, filmed at Merton Park Studios in the 1950's and 60's.

In the 1950s he attempted to woo the actress Miriam Karlin; the attention was not returned.