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Gore Vidal
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Vidal in 2009
Born
Eugene Louis Vidal

(1925-10-03)October 3, 1925
Died July 31, 2012(2012-07-31) (aged 86)
Other names Eugene Luther Vidal, Jr.
Education Phillips Exeter Academy
Occupation Writer, novelist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, actor
Known for The City and the Pillar (1948)
Julian (1964)
Myra Breckinridge (1968)
Burr (1973)
Lincoln (1984)
Political party Democratic
People's Party
(affiliated non–member)
Movement Postmodernism
Parent(s) Eugene Luther Vidal
Nina S. Gore

Gore Vidal (Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, October 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012) was an American writer.

Vidal was born at West Point, New York, the only child of Eugene Luther Vidal (1895-1969) and Nina Gore (1903-1978). He was openly bisexual. Vidal died of pneumonia at his home in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, in 2012.


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