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 Norman Kingsley Mailer

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Norman Kingsley Mailer

  • Birth 31 Jan 1923 Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 10 Nov 2007 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 22800811

Author. Considered one of America's outstanding writers of the 20th Century, his work often dealt with the social and political upheavals of his times. He won Pulitzer Prizes for "The Armies of the Night" (1969) and "The Executioner's Song" (1980). Born in Long Branch, New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, after graduating from Harvard University with an engineering science degree, he pursued his goal of writing. His first novel, "The Naked and the Dead" (1948), was inspired by his experiences in the South Pacific while serving in the United States Army during World War II, and its success made him an international celebrity. In the course of his controversial career Mailer produced such books as "The Deer Park", "An American Dream", "Marilyn" and "Tough Guys Don't Dance". He also occasionally acted in and directed films. In 1969 he unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of New York City.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 9 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22800811
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Norman Kingsley Mailer (31 Jan 1923–10 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22800811, citing Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .