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Frank McCourt
Original name: Francis McCourt
Birth: Aug. 19, 1930
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 2009
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Author. He won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for "Angela's Ashes", a memoir of his poverty-stricken childhood in Ireland. Born into a poor Brooklyn family, he moved with them to Limerick, Ireland, in 1934 to escape the Depression. There, things were no better, and McCourt quit school at 13 to work a series of odd-jobs (and engage in petty crime) to help feed his family. Returning to America at 19, he was drafted into the Army, and posted to Germany. Upon discharge, he used the GI bill to obtain an education; McCourt attended New York University, earned a master's degree from Brooklyn College, and launched a 30 year career teaching English. He was eventually to retire from the elite Stuyvesant High School. His "Angela's Ashes" became a best-seller, garnering the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Pulitzer. McCourt wrote two later books that were less successful; the 1999 "'Tis", a continuation of "Angela's Ashes", and "Teacher Man" (2005), the story of his career in education. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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 Parents:
  Malachy McCourt (1901 - 1985)
  Angela Sheehan McCourt (1908 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  Frank McCourt (1930 - 2009)
  Oliver McCourt (1932 - 1935)*
  Eugene McCourt (1932 - 1935)*
  Margaret McCourt (1935 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cerebral melanoma
 
Burial:
Roxbury Center Cemetery
Roxbury
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 19, 2009
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Frank McCourt: Sir, its been a privilege to read your books and remembering a great an Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes. As a Staten Islander, this island will never forget on what you did at one of the local high...(Read more)
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