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F. Scott Fitzgerald

  1. Born: September 24, 1896, Saint Paul, MN
  2. Died: December 21, 1940, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Zelda Fitzgerald

  1. Born: July 24, 1900, Montgomery, AL
  2. Died: March 10, 1948, Asheville, NC


 Perhaps because so much of his writing is autobiographical, FScott Fitzgerald is as famous for his personal life as he is for his writing. In his career as a writer, he proved to be gifted in a number of forms—he excelled as a novelist, a short-story writer, and an essayist. Because his personal and professional histories paralleled the times in which he lived and wrote, Fitzgerald will be forever identified with the Jazz Age of the 1920s and the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s.

Read more of his biography here:

Sickels, Robert C. "Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1896–1940)." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Thomas Riggs. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: St. James Press, 2013. 326-328. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.

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