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James Agee

James AgeeAKA Rufus James Agee

Born: 27-Nov-1909
Birthplace: Knoxville, TN
Died: 16-May-1955
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Agee Family Farm, Hillsdale, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Author, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Death in the Family

Wrote the screenplay adaptation for The African Queen.

Father: Hugh James Agee (postal worker, d. 18-May-1916 automobile accident)
Father: Fr. Erskine Wright (stepfather, m. his mother 1924)
Wife: Olivia Saunders (m. 28-Jan-1933)
Son: Joel (b. 20-Mar-1940)
Daughter: Julia Teresa (b. 7-Nov-1946)
Daughter: Andre Maria (b. 15-May-1950)
Son: John Alexander (b. 6-Sep-1954)
Mother: (d. 1966)

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
    University: Harvard University (1932)

    Fortune Reporter (1932-39)
    The Nation Film Critic (1941-48)
    Time Film Critic
    League of American Writers
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1958 for A Death in the Family
    Tonsillectomy

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Face to Face (Nov-1952)

Author of books:
Permit Me Voyage (1934, poetry)
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941, with photographer Walker Evans)
The Quiet One (1949)
The Morning Watch (1951, novella)
A Death in the Family (1957, novel)
Agee on Film (1958)
Four Early Stories by James Agee (1964, short stories, posthumous)
The Collected Short Prose of James Agee (1968, essays, posthumous)


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