Mark Harris

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Mount Vernon, NY
Death Date
May 30, 2007 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Mount Vernon, NY
Death Date
May 30, 2007 (84)

About

American novelist, biographer, and teacher who wrote Bang the Drum Slowly (1956), about a baseball season with the fictional New York Mammoths. His other works include the racially-themed Trumpet to the World (1946) and the 1953 novel, The Southpaw.

Before Fame

He graduated from both the University of Denver and the University of Minnesota. He began his journalistic career as a reporter for The Daily Item of Port Chester, New York.

Trivia

He is best known for his novels about baseball players.

Family Life

He was raised by parents Carlyle and Ruth Finkelstein in Mount Vernon, New York. His birth name was Mark Harris Finkelstein.

Associated With

His novel, Bang the Drum Slowly, was adapted into a television series starring Paul Newman.