Cornell Woolrich was born in New York City in 1903. While he was attending Columbia University, Woolrich wrote Children of the Ritz, which won a $10,000 prize. More than 30 of Woolrich's works have been adapted for films or TV, his most famous being Rear Window, an Alfred Hitchcock creation. The Cornell Woolrich Omnibus is a collection of his best works including Rear Window, I Married a Dead Man, and Waltz into Darkness. Cornell Woolrich died in 1968.