Gary Jennings

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Birthday
20, 1928
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Feb 13, 1999 (70)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
20, 1928
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Feb 13, 1999 (70)

About

An American author of fiction for adults and children, he is most famous for his 1980 historical novel, Aztec. His other works include The Journeyer (1984) and Raptor (1992).

Before Fame

He graduated from Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. He published his first novel, The Terrible Teague Bunch, in 1975.

Trivia

To prepare to write his circus-themed 1987 work, Spangle, he traveled with nine circus troupes.

Family Life

He was born in Virginia to Glen Edward and Vaughnye May Jennings. He died at the age of seventy in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey.

Associated With

He attended Eastside High School, the same school featured in the Morgan Freeman film Lean on Me.