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John Dos Passos

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Birthday
14, 1896
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Sep 28, 1970 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1896
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Sep 28, 1970 (74)

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A twentieth-century American novelist, he is best known for his U.S.A. Trilogy, which includes The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money. His first commercially successful work, Manhattan Transfer, was published in 1925.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard College and subsequently traveled to Spain to study art and architecture. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I.

Trivia

An artist as well as a writer, he designed complex cover art for his books.

Family Life

He was the illegitimate child of Lucy Madison and John Randolph Dos Passos. With his wife, Elizabeth Hamlyn Holdridge, he had one daughter.

Associated With

A member of the Lost Generation, he was a friend of Ernest Hemingway.

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