Frank Yerby

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Birthday
5, 1916
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Nov 29, 1991 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1916
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Nov 29, 1991 (75)

About

An African-American author of historical fiction, he is best known for works such as The Foxes of Harrow (1946), The Vixens (1947), and The Golden Hawk (1948). His numerous other works include Gillian (1960) and Goat Song (1967).

Before Fame

He graduated from Paine College and Fisk University. He later taught at both Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Florida A&M University.

Trivia

He was the first African-American to become a millionaire through his writing.

Family Life

He grew up in Augusta, Georgia as the son of mixed-race parents. He married Blanca Call-Perez in 1956.

Associated With

His popular novel, The Foxes of Harrow, was made into a feature film starring Rex Harrison.

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