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Paul J. Gillette
Birth: Oct. 1, 1938
Carbondale
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1996
Burbank
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Author, Composer, Wine Expert. Best known for his 1971 novel "Play Misty for Me", which was made into the movie of the same name by Clint Eastwood, he also wrote plays, scripts, and articles and was well known for his writings about wine. He first began writing for his home town newspaper, the Carbondale Daily News, at the age of 11. After graduating from Penn State in 1959, he found his way to Los Angeles. His translation of the "Satiricon", published by Playboy, was his first work of national note. He received two Pulitzer Prize nominations: the first for his novel Carmela" in 1972 and the second for his play "Red River Rats" in 1994. He also worked for both PBS, hosting the show "Enjoying Wine with Paul Gillette" and CBS, writing for and sometimes hosting "Camera Three". Other novels included "One of the Crowd" (1980) and "The Chinese Godfather" (1981) and his nonfiction works included "Inside the Ku Klux Klan" (1965) and "The Lopson Case" (1967). He was also credited as a composer for the movies "Goldilocks and the Three Bares" (1963) and "Sylvia's Girls" (1965). He was also considered by many sources to be an expert in the wine industry, both on the business aspects and as a wine taster. He died of a heart attack at his office. (bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) 
 
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Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery
Carbondale
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 29, 2003
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