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William Styron (1925–2006)

William Styron was born on June 11, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as William Clark Styron. He was a writer, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), Shadrach (1998) and Lie Down in Darkness. He was married to Rose Burgunder. He died on November 1, 2006 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 1998 Shadrach (short story)
 1982 Sophie's Choice (based on the novel: "Sophie's Choice" by)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (novelet - 1 episode)
- The Long March (1958) ... (novelet)
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 1996 Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda (TV Movie documentary) (thanks - as Bill Styron)
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 2006 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 3 November 2006 (2006) ... Himself - Guest
 2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (Documentary)
 2001 Mark Twain (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2000 Na plovárne (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 July 2000 (2000) ... Himself
 1998 Dead Blue: Surviving Depression (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 America Undercover (TV Series documentary)
 1997 Death Dreams of Mourning (Video documentary)
Himself - Author
 1997 Mike Wallace Remembers (TV Movie)
 1996 Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Author
 1993 Naked in New York
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 1985 James Jones: Reveille to Taps (Video documentary)
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.222 (1970) ... Himself
 1965 Un alma pura
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 2010 Jeopardy! (TV Series)
- Episode #26.143 (2010) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Short-Story Collection, "The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps," New York City, NY, Random House, Inc., 2009, ISBN1-4000-6822-3. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Styron

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Personal Quote:

[from a letter to Norman Mailer, 1953] I think I'm arriving at a point which, more and more, I'm conscious of mannerisms and therefore tend to avoid them and go instead more directly to to the point. It's a hell of a hard process, but I take to it more instinctively than the other way around: the brawny method, like a big guy bellowing his way through a crowd.


He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1993 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

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