Pat Conroy

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Birthday
26, 1945
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
Mar 4, 2016 (70)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1945
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
Mar 4, 2016 (70)

About

An important writer of the American South, he is known for novels such as The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini (both of which were adapted into Hollywood movies). His 1972 teaching memoir, The Water Is Wide, was also made into a film.

Before Fame

His experiences as a student at The Citadel inspired both his memoir, My Losing Season, and his novel, The Lords of Discipline. Following his graduation from The Citadel, he taught English in South Carolina and was subsequently fired for refusing to follow the school's pro-corporal punishment policy.

Trivia

He set his 2009 work, South of Broad, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Family Life

He married his third wife, fellow writer Cassandra King, in May of 1997. Previously, he had been married to Barbara Bolling (1969-1977) and Lenore Gurewitz (1981-1995).

Associated With

His novel, The Prince of Tides, was adapted into a 1991 film starring Nick Nolte.