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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 Naked in New York (1993). 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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Known For

Sophie's Choice
(1982)
Shadrach
Shadrach Writer
(1998)
Naked in New York
(1993)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

In 1983 he stood as chairman of the judging panel at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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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.

Trivia:

His best-seller "Sophie's Choice" won the American Book Award for fiction in 1980. Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her performance in the 1982 film adaptation (Sophie's Choice (1982)). See more »

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