Gore Vidal is an American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and political activist. His third novel, The City and the Pillar , outraged mainstream critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality. He also ran for political office twice and has been a longtime political critic. Vidal was born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal in West Point, New York, the only child of 1st Lieutenant Eugene Luther Vidal and Nina Gore . He was born in the Cadet Hospital of the United States Military Academy, where his father was the first aeronautics instructor, and was...
|Birthdate:||October 3, 1925|
|Birthplace:||West Point, New York|
|Date of death:||July 31, 2012|
|Education:||Phillips Exeter Academy, Sidwell Friends School|
|Also known as:||Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, Edgar Box, Eugene Louis Vidal|