Robert Lowry

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Birthday
28, 1919
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 5, 1994 (75)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1919
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 5, 1994 (75)

About

American author, illustrator, and publisher whose short story, "Be Nice to Mr. Campbell," won the 1950 O. Henry Award. He also published, among other works, an autobiographical novel entitled The Big Cage.

Before Fame

He began writing when he was just eight years old and published his first stories in the Cincinnati Times Star at the age of nine.

Trivia

He suffered from schizophrenia and alcoholism and spent much of his adult life in and out of mental institutions and seedy hotels.

Family Life

He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was married several times and had a son.

Associated With

He illustrated book covers for such renowned authors as Tennessee Williams, Pablo Neruda, and Dylan Thomas.