John R. Tunis

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Birthday
7, 1889
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Feb 4, 1975 (85)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1889
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Feb 4, 1975 (85)

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About

An American writer and broadcaster, he is known for such sports novels as Iron Duke and The Kid from Tompkinsville. He also became known for his sports column in the New Yorker magazine.

Before Fame

After graduating from Harvard University and serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, he freelanced as a sports writer and competed in tennis tournaments.

Trivia

He received the Golden Scroll Award and the New York Tribune Book Award.

Family Life

He was born into a wealthy Boston family. He married Lucy Rogers in 1918.

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Johnny Unitas admired Tunis's literary work.

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