Charles Webb, author of ‘The Graduate,’ dies at 81
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Charles Webb (shown in 1970) was 24-years-old when he published his most famous work, “The Graduate,” in 1963. | File

Webb’s book went on to sell more than a 1 million copies, but he hardly benefited from the film, for which he received just $20,000. Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81.

Webb died June 16 in Eastbourne,...

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