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Gore Vidal
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    (October 3, 1925-July 31, 2012)
    Birth name was Eugene Luther Vidal
    Wrote 'Williwaw (1946),' 'In a Yellow Wood (1947),' 'The Season of Comfort (1949),' 'A Search for the King (1950),' 'Dark Green, Bright Red (1950),' 'The Judgement of Paris (1953),' 'Messiah (1955),' 'A Thirsty Evil (1956),' 'Julian (1964),' 'Washington, D.C. (1967),' 'Myra Breckinridge (1968),' 'Burr (1973),' '1876 (1976),' 'Lincoln (1984),' 'Empire (1987),' 'The Smithsonian Institution (1998)' and 'The Golden Age (2000)
    He is an isolationist.
    He defines snobbery.
    He used the pseudonym Edgar Box.
    He either writes historical epics or satirical sex comedies.
    He wrote the infamous Bob Guccione (Penthouse) production 'Caligula' and then tried to get his credit removed.
    He once described Ronald Reagan as a 'triumph of the embalmer's art.'
    He had a pointless feud with Truman Capote.
    He ran for Congress twice and lost both times (1960, 1982).
    He rambles on and on and on in interviews.
    He called William F. Buckley a 'pro-crypto Nazi' in a televised debate (1968).
    Because his novel 'The City and the Pillar' dealt bluntly with gay themes, the New York Times refused to review many of his later books.
    He is distantly related to Jimmy Carter.
    The only person he ever loved died in the Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).
    He worked uncredited as a screenwriter on 'Ben Hur' (1959).
    He is an accomplished essayist.
    He has diabetes.
    His books usually hit the best seller lists.
    He is against imperialism.
    William F. Buckley called him a 'queer' in a televised debate (1968).
    He describes himself as a born again atheist.

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