Paul Gallico

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Birthday
26, 1897
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 15, 1976 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1897
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 15, 1976 (78)

About

An American fiction author and sports writer, he is best known for The Snow Goose and The Poseidon Adventure. The former work was his sole critical success, and the latter work was adapted into a 1972 film.

Before Fame

He worked as a sportswriter, sports columnist, and sports editor for the New York Daily News.

Trivia

An interview with boxer Jack Dempsey launched Gallico's career as a sportswriter.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to Paolo Gallico and Hortense Erlich.

Associated With

J.K. Rowling cited Gallico's 1968 children's novel, Manxmouse, as one of her favorite childhood books.

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