Zane Grey

Zane Grey

Original Name Pearl Zane Gray
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Oct 1939 (aged 67)
Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 2483 · View Source
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Author. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1896, he graduated from dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and moved to New York City where he opened an office. His first book "Betty Zane" was turned down by several publishers so in 1904 he published it privately. It was a great success. In 1908 he made his first trip to the Western United States and began writing stories about the Old West. His best known Western was "Riders of the Purple Sage" published in 1912. It sold over twelve million copies and was made into a movie three times. He moved to California and spent his life writing. During his lifetime sixty of his works were published with almost that many more published after his death. He sold over seventeen million books and is known as a pioneer in literature's Western genre. He became the first American author millionaire. He died in Altadena, California.

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