Irving Stone

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Birthday
14, 1903
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Aug 26, 1989 (86)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1903
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Aug 26, 1989 (86)

About

An American writer of biographical novels, he is particularly known for Lust for Life, a work that focuses on the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh. His other works include Those Who Love (based on the lives of John and Abigail Adams) and The Origin (about the life of Charles Darwin).

Before Fame

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Trivia

The Italian government gave him several honorary awards while he worked on The Agony and the Ecstasy, his 1961 Michelangelo-themed work.

Family Life

He was born in San Francisco, California. He later married Jean Stone.

Associated With

His 1934 novel, Lust for Life, was made into a film starring Kirk Douglas.

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