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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 May 1910Rockdale, Texas, USA
Date of Death 13 December 1956East River, near Guilford, Connecticut, USA  (drowned)

Spouse (1)

Claire (? - 13 December 1956) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Won the 1941 National Book Award for "Hold Autumn in Your Hand".
Created with his wife the "Cities of America" series for The Saturday Evening Post.
Worked as a war correspondent during the Second World War.
Perry's body was found in the East River two months after he disappeared from his Guilford, CT home.
Perry, who suffered from depression, had told friends that he heard voices urging him to jump into the river and swim until he reached the North Pole.

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