Phil Stong

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Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Apr 26, 1957 (58)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Apr 26, 1957 (58)

About

An early twentieth-century American author and journalist, he is most famous for his 1932 novel, State Fair, which inspired three films and a musical of the same name.

Before Fame

He studied at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Trivia

He published close to fifty books over the course of his career.

Family Life

He was the Iowa-born son of a general store owner. He married Virginia Maude Swain in 1925.

Associated With

His novel, State Fair, was adapted into a musical by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.