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Charles Portis

Charles PortisAKA Charles McColl Portis

Born: 28-Dec-1933
Birthplace: El Dorado, AR

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: True Grit

Military service: Sergeant, USMC (1952-55)

Father: Samuel Palmer Portis (public school superintendent, b. 1905, d. 21-Nov-1984)
Mother: Alice Waddell Portis (newspaper columnist, b. 1903, d. 11-Nov-1987)
Sister: Alice Kate Portis Sawyer ("Aliece", b. 1930, d. 1958)
Brother: Richard Palmer Portis (reporter Arkansas Gazette, b. 13-Jul-1944)
Brother: Jonathan Portis (reporter Arkansas Gazette, b. 1949)

    High School: Hamburg High School, Hamburg, AR
    University: BA Journalism, University of Arkansas (1958)

    Memphis Commercial Appeal (1958)
    Arkansas Gazette Reporter (1959-60)
    The New York Herald Tribune Reporter (1960-63)
    The New York Herald Tribune London Bureau Chief (1964)
    The New Yorker Contributor
    Atlantic Monthly Contributor

Author of books:
Norwood (1966, novel)
True Grit (1968, novel)
The Dog of the South (1979, novel)
Masters of Atlantis (1985, novel)
Gringos (1991, novel)
Del-Ray’s New Moon (1991, play)


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