Oliver La Farge

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Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 2, 1963 (61)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 2, 1963 (61)

About

A twentieth-century American author and anthropologist, he is particularly known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Laughing Boy. His other works include The Copper Pot; The Eagle in the Egg; Raw Material; and Sparks Fly Upward.

Before Fame

He studied at Harvard University, where he was a member of the rowing team.

Trivia

He spent much of his life advocating for Native American rights.

Family Life

He was a descendant of founders of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies. With his first wife, Wanden Matthews, he had two children.

Associated With

He and playwright Sam Shepard were both recipients of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

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