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Date of Birth 1 December 1886Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 27 October 1975Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameRex Todhunter Stout

Mini Bio (1)

Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886 in Noblesville, Indiana, USA as Rex Todhunter Stout. He was a writer, known for A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000), The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) and Nero Wolfe (1979). He was married to Pola Weinbach Hoffmann and Fay Kennedy. He died on October 27, 1975 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.

Spouse (2)

Pola Weinbach Hoffmann (1932 - 27 October 1975) (his death)
Fay Kennedy (1916 - 1932) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

His novels were so carefully plotted that he never wrote a second draft.
A longtime friend of P.G. Wodehouse (they both died in 1975). Wodehouse contributed the foreword to John McAleer's Edgar-winning "Rex Stout: A Biography".
During WWII he was active in the Fight for Freedom organization and wrote anti-Nazi propaganda. He also coordinated the volunteer services of American writers to help the war effort.
While on the US Navy (1906-1908) he served as a yeoman on President Theodore Roosevelt's yacht.
At the Bouchercon 2000, he was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century and the Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century.
President of the Authors Guild.
In 1958, 14th President of the Mystery Writers of America. In 1959, he received the MWA's Grand Master Award.
The creator of famous sleuth Nero Wolfe began his career as a writer of psychological novels. He was also a businessman. The Wall Street crash of 1929 forced him to recoup his losses by writing the financially more lucrative detective fiction.

Personal Quotes (1)

My theory is that people who don't like mystery stories are anarchists.

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