Sloan Wilson

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Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Norwalk, CT
Death Date
May 25, 2003 (83)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Norwalk, CT
Death Date
May 25, 2003 (83)

About

A twentieth-century American novelist, he is best known for The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and A Summer Place. The latter work was adapted into a 1959 film of the same title.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard University in the early 1940s and subsequently served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.

Trivia

An advocate of public education and school integration, he served as Assistant Director of the National Citizens Commission for Public Schools.

Family Life

He married Betty Stephens in 1962; they had four children.

Associated With

He and Brendan Behan both suffered from alcoholism.