Judith Guest

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Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

An American novelist and screenwriter, she is known for her 1982 novel, Second Heaven. Another of her popular works, Ordinary People, was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Before Fame

She taught at a public school for several years before dedicating herself to writing. She published her debut novel, Ordinary People, in 1976.

Trivia

She is the great-niece of Edgar Guest, a former U.S. Poet Laureate.

Family Life

She married her college sweetheart, Larry LaVercombe. The couple became parents to three children.

Associated With

Her novel, Ordinary People, was made into a film starring Mary Tyler Moore.