John Dos Passos - age: 74

John Dos Passos

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ABOUT

A twentieth-century American novelist, he is best known for his U.S.A. Trilogy, which includes The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money. His first commercially successful work, Manhattan Transfer, was published in 1925.An artist as well as a writer, he designed complex cover art for his books.A member of the Lost Generation, he was a friend of Ernest Hemingway.

BEFORE FAME

He attended Harvard College and subsequently traveled to Spain to study art and architecture. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was the illegitimate child of Lucy Madison and John Randolph Dos Passos. With his wife, Elizabeth Hamlyn Holdridge, he had one daughter.

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Novelist John Dos Passos were born on Tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , Today is the birthday of John Dos Passos.

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