Gore Vidal was an American writer who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia. He was known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. Gore Vidal is related to Al Gore and a fifth cousin to President Jimmy Carter. Born 1925 in West Point, New York, his first publication was in 1946, a military novel "Williwaw," based upon his Alaskan Harbor Detachment duty. Then in 1948 Vidal published "The City and the Pillar" which book caused a furor for its dispassionate presentation of homosexuality. ... more
Karen Higdon He won the annual Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation
Karen Higdon Vidal was one of the chairmen of the People's Party
Karen Higdon Born 1925 in West Point, New York
Vidal passed away at his home in Hollywood Hills, California, July 31, 2012, of complications from pneumonia
Appeared in the film "Bob Roberts" (starring Tim Robbins)
He helped write the film "Ben-Hur"
Karen Higdon Vidal was hired as a contract screenwriter for Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Karen Higdon Won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992
Karen Higdon Published "The City and the Pillar"
Karen Higdon Vidal wrote the essays titled "Armageddon," exploring the intricacies of power in contemporary America
A subsequent collection of essays, is published, "The Last Empire"
Karen Higdon Vidal accepted appointment to the position of honorary president of the American Humanist Association
Karen Higdon His first publication was a military novel "Williwaw," based upon his Alaskan Harbor Detachment duty
Karen Higdon Partner to Howard Austen