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Vidal, Gorelocked

(3 Oct. 1925–31 July 2012)
  • Ira Bruce Nadel

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Vidal, Gore (3 Oct. 1925–31 July 2012), novelist, essayist, screenwriter, journalist, and cultural provocateur, was born Eugene Luther Vidal, Jr. at the Cadet Hospital at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. He was the only child of Eugene Luther Vidal, an All-American football player and pilot who was then a flying instructor and assistant football coach at West Point, and Nina Kay Gore, a socialite and the daughter of ...

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