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Alex Haley

Alex HaleyAKA Alexander Murray Palmer Haley

Born: 11-Aug-1921
Birthplace: Ithaca, NY
Died: 10-Feb-1992
Location of death: Seattle, WA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Boyhood Home, Henning, TN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Roots

Military service: US Coast Guard (20 years, left 1959)

[1] Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

Father: Simon Alexander Haley (professor of agriculture)
Mother: Bertha George Palmer (schoolteacher)
Wife: Nannie Branch (m. 1941, div. 1964)
Wife: Juliette Collins (m. 1964, div. 1972)
Wife: Myra Lewis

    University: Elizabeth City Teacher's College, North Carolina (studied 1937-9)

    Concerned Businessmen's Association of America
    Spingarn Medal 1977
    Pulitzer Prize 1977, special, for Roots
    National Book Award 1977 for Roots

    Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (3-Oct-1990) · Himself
    Roots: The Next Generations (18-Feb-1979) · Himself

Author of books:
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965, biography)
Roots, The Saga of an American Family (1976, novel)
Different Kind of Christmas (1988, novella)
Queen (1993, novel, with David Stevens)

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