Fred Gipson

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Birthday
7, 1908
Birthplace
Mason, TX
Death Date
Aug 14, 1973 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1908
Birthplace
Mason, TX
Death Date
Aug 14, 1973 (65)

About

A Twentieth-century American writer, he is remembered for his classic 1956 novel Old Yeller. His first full-length work of fiction, The Fabulous Empire: Colonel Zack Miller's Story, was published in 1946, and his popular novel Hound-Dog Man (1947) shortly followed.

Before Fame

He worked as a farmer and rancher before studying briefly at the University of Texas at Austin.

Trivia

His novel Old Yeller won the prestigious Newbery Medal.

Family Life

He grew up on a farm in the Texas Hill Country. He married Tommie Eloise Wynn in 1940.

Associated With

His novel Old Yeller was adapted into a film by Walt Disney.