|Date of Birth||19 August 1930 , Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||19 July 2009 , Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (metastatic melanoma)|
|Birth Name||Francis McCourt|
Mini Bio (1)
After retiring from teaching, Frank and his brother Malachy McCourt performed a two-man show titled "A Couple of Blackguards," a musical review about their Irish youth. Then, in his 60s, McCourt sat down and began writing about his past. The tales of his childhood that he had told many times to his classes at school and in the bars of New York soon took shape as the highly acclaimed memoir Angela's Ashes (1999). Published initially in the United States, it went straight into the bestseller lists and then crossed the Atlantic to take the bookshops by storm in Ireland, in the rest of Europe, and around the world.
"Angela's Ashes" went on to win, in the US alone, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the LA Times Award. His second book, about his life in the US after he moved from Ireland, is called "'Tis." A third volume, "Teacher Man," appeared soon afterward. Frank McCourt lived with his wife Ellen in New York City and Connecticut.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: J.Morrow
|Ellen Frey||(1994 - 19 July 2009) (his death)|
|Alberta Small||(1961 - ?) (1 child)|