John was a lifelong writer best known as the author of the film Carnival of Souls and as playwright for many plays produced by the Lawrence Community Theatre. His writing career began with crafting and selling jokes to comedians and built up to becoming a poet and a novelist. He also wrote lyrics to songs recorded by Nina Simone, Della Reese and others, a children’s opera, plus many award-winning educational and industrial film scripts at the Centron Film Corporation. He is respected for his delightful sense of humor!
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