Steinbeck, John

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Name
Steinbeck, John Gender: M
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.
born on 27 February 1902 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Salinas, California, 36n41, 121w39
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°26' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°29 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 03°09'



John Steinbeck

Biography

American famed writer of best-selling novels that were made into films. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize in 1962; his most noted works include "The Grapes of Wrath" in 1939 and "The Moon is Down" in 1942. He said he could not remember a time when he did not write, but he was 14 when he formalized his ambition. He was a dreamer as a kid, not an active participant. He loved horses and played polo at Stanford, where the only courses he took were those that held his interest. After six years, he left without graduating and took the same approach to jobs, staying only as long as they intrigued him.

After he published his first book and married Carol Henning, he settled in Pacific Grove on the California coastal county. It was there he did his best body of work; "Tortilla Flat" came out in 1935 and in 1937, both "Of Mice and Men" and "The Red Pony." Extremely private, he hated his fame and notoriety. In 1939 he fell in love with a pretty 20-year-old singer and brought her home, turning the matter over to the two women. His wife left and he married Gwyn Conger 11 days after his divorce from Carol.

He and Gwyn had two sons, Thom on 8/09/1944 and John IV on 6/12/1946. Gwyn was an alcoholic and depressed and John needed a strong woman to motivate him: they divorced in 1948. His third and last marriage was happy, to Elaine Scott and they settled in New York City.

Steinbeck died of a heart attack on 12/20/1968 New York City, NY and his ashes were buried in Salinas, the place that he loved most.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1937 ("Of Mice and Men")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1939 ("The Grapes of Wrath")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1942 ("The Moon is Down")
  • Work : Prize 1962 (Received Nobel Prize)
  • Death by Heart Attack 20 December 1968 in Manhattan (Congestive heart failure, age 66)
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Source Notes

Penfield Collection spec time from Nelson Valjean "John Steinbeck," 1950, which states on p.17 that "his sisters were sent to the circus at 2:00 PM; after the last show they went home to find a new baby brother." (Verified by LMR)

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Famous novelist)
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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