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Gore Vidal (1925–2012)


Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind grandfather, Senator T.P. Gore of Oklahoma. Vidal ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Gattaca Director Josef
(1997)
With Honors Pitkannan
(1994)
Suspense Writer
(1954)
Caligula Writer
(1979)

Filmography

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 1990 Dimenticare Palermo (screenplay)
 1989 Billy the Kid (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... (novel)
 1987 The Sicilian (uncredited)
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (teleplay)
 1979 Caligula (adapted from an original screenplay by)
 1973 Recht in eigen hand (TV Movie)
 1971 Besuch auf einem kleinen Planeten (TV Movie) (play "Visit to a Small Planet")
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (novel)
 1970 The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (screenplay)
 1967 Poseta maloj planeti (TV Movie)
 1966 Paris brûle-t-il? (screenplay)
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On the March to the Sea (1966) ... (writer)
 1964 The Best Man (play "The Best Man" - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1962 Gevoel voor recht (TV Movie)
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dark Possession (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Dear Arthur (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet (play)
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer (screenplay)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Indestructible Mr. Gore (1959) ... (writer)
- The Light in the Dark (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Ben-Hur (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1959 The Scapegoat (adaptation)
 1959 Dark Possession (TV Movie)
 1958 TV Teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Fumaça (1958)
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Sense of Justice (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Please Murder Me (1958) ... (novel)
 1958 The Left Handed Gun (play)
 1958 I Accuse! (screenplay)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Summer Pavilion (1956) ... (written by)
- Dark Possession (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Honor (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 The Catered Affair (screenplay)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Portrait of a Ballerina (1956) ... (writer)
  Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Episode #8.3 (1955) ... (writer)
- State of Confusion (1955) ... (written by)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1955) ... (adaptation)
- A Farewell to Arms (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955 Repertory Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Death of Billy the Kid (1955) ... (writer)
- A Sense of Justice (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Visit to a Small Planet (1955) ... (writer)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (written especially for Studio One by - 2 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- Summer Pavilion (1955) ... (written especially for Studio One by)
- A Man and Two Gods (1954) ... (adaptation)
- Dark Possession (1954) ... (written especially for Studio One by)
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Stage Door (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955 Danger (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Blue Hotel (1955) ... (adaptation - uncredited)
  Omnibus (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1955) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Turn of the Screw (1955) ... (teleplay - segment "The Turn of the Screw")
- The Contrast (1954) ... (adaptation - segment "The Contrast")
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Jinx Nurse Case (1954) ... (written by)
 1954 Suspense (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Barn Burning (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Smoke (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954 The Telltale Clue (TV Series) (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(October 7 to 31, 1976) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with William McNulty (Dick Jensen); Michael Kevin (Aide to Dick Jensen); William Cain (William Russell); Harry Groener (First Reporter); Hal Tenny (Second Reporter); Ardeth Pappas (Third ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2007] I do a lot of reading of the dead. I finally got around after 50 years to reading all of Aristotle. He's very good on republics, how they always come a cropper, and why. Required reading. Republics, once lost, don't easily come back. See more »

Trivia:

His father, Eugene Luther Vidal, helped start three different airlines and had a lengthy romantic relationship with aviator Amelia Earhart. With Earhart's recommendation to Eleanor Roosevelt, Vidal was named Director of Aeronautics in Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. He then appeared on the cover of Time magazine (December 18, 1933). In his youth, Eugene had been a football star at West ... See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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