James T. Farrell

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Birthday
27, 1904
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 22, 1979 (75)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1904
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 22, 1979 (75)

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About

The author of the famous Studs Lonigan trilogy, he drew inspiration for his lower-class Chicago Irish immigrant characters from his own life experiences. His other works include Calico Shoes and Father and Son.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Chicago. He published his first novel, Young Lonigan, in 1932.

Trivia

He was a member of the Socialist Workers Party.

Family Life

Born in Chicago, Illinois to an impoverished Irish immigrant family, he was raised by his grandparents. He was married twice; his second wife, Hortense Alden, was a popular stage actress.

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He was an inspiration to famed author Norman Mailer.

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