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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:06 AM

Gore Vidal Dead At 86

Gore Vidal Dead At 86

Legendary and pioneering gay author, actor, atheist, playwright, screenwriter, failed Senate candidate, Tony winner, and all-around badass Gore Vidal has died at the age of 86. Vidal was preceded in death by his partner of 53 years Howard Austen and will be buried next to him in Washington DC's Rock Creek Cemetery.

Vidal died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications of pneumonia, said nephew Burr Steers. Vidal was a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels, including historical works such as “Lincoln” and “Burr” and satires such as “Myra Breckinridge” and “Duluth.” He was also a prolific essayist whose pieces on politics, sexuality, religion and literature -- once described as “elegantly sustained demolition derbies” -- both delighted and inflamed and in 1993 earned him a National Book Award for his massive “United States Essays, 1952-1992.”

Threaded throughout his pieces are anecdotes about his famous friends and foes, who included Anais Nin, Tennessee Williams, Christopher Isherwood, Orson Welles, Truman Capote, Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Eleanor Roosevelt and a variety of Kennedys. He counted Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Al Gore among his relatives. He also wrote Broadway hits, screenplays, television dramas and a trio of mysteries under a pseudonym that remain in print after 50 years.

http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/07/gore-vidal-dead-at-86.html

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William769 Aug 2012 #1
The Traveler Aug 2012 #2
Smarmie Doofus Aug 2012 #4
xchrom Aug 2012 #3
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #5
Smarmie Doofus Aug 2012 #6
Rowdyboy Aug 2012 #7
mitchtv Aug 2012 #8


Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:03 AM

2. Gore Vidal gone ...

The world has suddenly become just a little less interesting ... a bad ass indeed, but in the classic mode of an American man of letters. His voice will be sorely missed.

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Response to The Traveler (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:38 AM

4. +1 A *lot* less interesting. n/t

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:46 AM

3. ...

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:51 AM

5. RIP

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:53 AM

7. Well worth the time spent reading.....

Thanks for the link

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:33 PM

8. good bye, Gore Vidal

we'll miss you

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