Herlihy, James Leo

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Herlihy, James Leo Gender: M
born on 27 February 1927 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Detroit, Michigan, 42n20, 83w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°57' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°06 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 26°58'


American novelist and playwright, the author of the 1965 novel, "Midnight Cowboy," which formed the basis for the popular gritty movie of the same name. His 1960 novel "All Fall Down," and his 1958 play "Blue Denim," were also adapted for cinema. His other publications include "The Season of the Witch" (1971) and several short stories.

He was gay and a close friend of playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), who served as his mentor. Both spent a significant amount of time in Key West, Florida.

He committed suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills on 20 October 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He was 66.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Nin, Anaïs (born 21 February 1903)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1965 ("Midnight Cowboy")
  • Death by Suicide 20 October 1993 (By overdose, age 66)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Gene Lockhart quotes him


  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Tax protester)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script