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William Saroyan

William SaroyanBorn: 31-Aug-1908
Birthplace: Fresno, CA
Died: 18-May-1981
Location of death: Fresno, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Ararat Cemetery, Fresno, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Time of Your Life

Military service: US Army

Saroyan's ex-wife, Carol Marcus, later married Walter Matthau.

Father: (Armenian, d. 1911 peritonitis)
Mother: Takoohi
Wife: Carol Marcus (Jewish, m. Feb-1943, div. Sep-1949)
Wife: Carol Marcus (remarried m. 25-Mar-1951, div. 1952)
Daughter: Lucy Saroyan (actress, b. 17-Jan-1946, d. 11-Apr-2003 cirrhosis and hepatitis)
Son: Aram (b. 25-Sep-1943)

    Professor: Purdue University

    America First Committee
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1940 for The Time of Your Life, refused
    Left at Orphanage Fred Finch Orphanage, Oakland, CA (five years)
    Psychiatric Observation 1943
    Appendectomy
    Armenian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

Author of books:
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934, short story anthology)
Inhale and Exhale (1936, short story collection)
My Name is Aram (1940, short story collection)
The Human Comedy (1943, novel, became a film in that year)
Rock Wagram (1951, novel)
The Laughing Matter (1953, novel)
Here Comes, There Goes You Know Who (1961, memoir)
Not Dying (1963, memoir)
One Day in the Afternoon of the World (1964)
Days of Life and Death and Escape to the Moon (1971, memoir)
Places Where I've Done Time (1975, memoir)

Wrote plays:
My Heart's in the Highlands (1939)
The Time of Your Life (1939, became film in 1948)


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