Dale Carnegie

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Birthday
24, 1888
Birthplace
Maryville, MO
Death Date
Nov 1, 1955 (66)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1888
Birthplace
Maryville, MO
Death Date
Nov 1, 1955 (66)

About

Created a self-help program for confidence and success and wrote the massive bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People in 1936.

Before Fame

His first job was selling correspondence courses to ranchers and then selling bacon, soap, and lard for Armour & Company.

Trivia

He wrote many other books, including How to Stop Worrying and Start Living from 1948 and Lincoln the Unknown from 1932.

Family Life

He was married to Dorothy Price Vanderpool from 1944 until his death in 1955. He had a daughter named Donna Dale Carnegie. His parents were James William Carnagey and Amanda Elizabeth Harbison. He had an impoverished upbringing.

Associated With

He changed the spelling of his last name to reflect that of Andrew Carnegie's last name because Carnegie was one of the most popular figures of the time.