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Norman Mailer
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    (January 31, 1923-November 10, 2007)
    Attended Harvard University
    Drafted into the army in World War II
    Wrote 'The Naked and the Dead (1948),' 'The Deer Park (1955),' 'An American Dream (1966),' 'Why Are We in Vietnam? (1967),' 'Armies of the Night (1968),' 'Miami and the Siege of Chicago (1968),' 'Of a Fire on the Moon (1970),' 'The Prisoner of Sex (1971),' 'The Executioner's Song (1979),' 'Ancient Evenings (1983)' and 'Harlot's Ghost (1991)'
    Wrote and directed 'Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)'
    He ran an unsuccessful third party campaign along with Jimmy Breslin to become mayor of New York City (1969).
    Many of his writings are political.
    He was married six times and has nine children.
    He stabbed his second wife with a penknife at a party (1960).
    His horrible movie 'Tough Guys Don't Dance' won him a Razzie Award for worst director.
    He made a fool of Ryan O'Neal when he did not cut a scene from 'Tough Guys Don't Dance' that showed his horrible line reading of 'Oh God! Oh Man! Oh God! Oh Man!'
    He said: 'Making a film is a cross between a circus, a military campaign, a nightmare, an orgy and a high.'
    He ran unsuccessfully as an independent for Mayor of New York City, advocating New York City's secession as the 51st state (1969).
    His campaign for mayor of New York City's main platform was to turn New York City into the 51st state.
    His first book was a 250-page story he wrote when he was nine called 'Invasion From Mars.'
    His first published book, 'The Naked and the Dead,' is based off of his personal experiences during World War II and generally regarded as a classic.
    He won a Pulitzer Prize for both non-fiction ('Armies of the Night') and fiction ('The Executioner's Song').
    He wrote biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso and Lee Harvey Oswald.
    He was arrested for his involvement in anti-Vietnam demonstrations.
    He had reported on the Republican and Democratic National conventions for 36 years (1960-1996).
    He is mentioned in the song 'Give Peace a Chance' by John Lennon.

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