Frank Norris

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Birthday
5, 1870
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 25, 1902 (32)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1870
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 25, 1902 (32)

About

An American naturalist author, he is best known for works such as The Octopus: A Story of California (1901) and The Pit (1903). His 1899 work, McTeague, was adapted into both a film and an opera.

Before Fame

He studied painting for two years at the Academie Julian in Paris. Later, he attended both the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University.

Trivia

During the Spanish-American War, he worked in Cuba as a war correspondent for McClure's Magazine.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Gertrude Glorvina Doggett, an actress, and Benjamin Norris, a businessman. He and his wife, Jeannette Black, had a child in 1901.

Associated With

His book, The Pit, inspired the short film, A Corner in Wheat, which was directed by DW Griffith.