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Upton Sinclair

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Birthday
20, 1878
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Nov 25, 1968 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
20, 1878
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Nov 25, 1968 (90)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Jungle, a muckraking work that exposed the unsanitary conditions and torturous treatment of workers in the meat-packing industry. His other literary works include the Lanny Budd and Sylvia novels.

Before Fame

He entered City College of New York shortly before his fourteenth birthday and penned magazine articles to pay for his tuition. He later studied law at Columbia University before working undercover in Chicago's meat-packing industry.

Trivia

His 1927 work, Oil!, was adapted into the screenplay for There Will Be Blood. The film starred actors Paul Dano and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Family Life

He had a son, David, with his first wife, Meta Fuller. He was married two more times: to Mary Craig Kimbrough (for nearly forty years) and to Mary Elizabeth Willis (for less than a decade).

Associated With

He once worked with silent film star, Charlie Chaplin.