Grace Metalious

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Birthday
8, 1924
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Feb 25, 1964 (39)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1924
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Feb 25, 1964 (39)

About

An American author, she is best known for her controversial 1956 novel, Peyton Place, which was on the New York Times Bestseller list for over a year. Her later works include The Tight White Collar (1961) and No Adam in Eden (1963).

Before Fame

She grew up in poverty in Manchester, New Hampshire. She began writing during her childhood years and pursued a literary career following her graduation from Manchester Central High School.

Trivia

Her novel Peyton Place sold over 30 million copies.

Family Life

She was born Marie Grace DeRepentigny in Manchester, New Hampshire. She married George Metalious in 1943.

Associated With

She and Joe Klein both had books on the New York Times Bestseller list.