People, Sep. 11, 1972

"If I had known how it would turn out, I never would have done it." Wan and weary, his voice nearly inaudible. Author Clifford Irving had a last few words with reporters before being led away to begin a 21-year term at the Allenwood Prison Farm in Pennsylvania for trying to sell his fake "autobiography" of Howard Hughes. As to his future with wife Edith who still faces prosecution in Switzerland for her part in the fraud, he said: "I don't think any man can have assurances that his wife will be waiting for...

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