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Nathanael West (1903–1940)

Born as Nathan Weinstein, the only son of a wealthy Manhattan real estate developer, West grew up as an overly spoiled child, largely burdened by the belief that he shouldn't be expected to work or show up on time or in any other way trouble himself to get by in the world. The Depression did a lot to revise this attitude. There is abundant ... See full bio »

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(1939)
(1940)
(1936)

Filmography

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 2000 Slecna Dusehojivá (TV Movie) (book)
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Miss Lonelyhearts (1983) ... (novel - uncredited)
 1975 The Day of the Locust (novel)
 1958 Lonelyhearts (novel "Miss Lonelyhearts")
 1945 I'll Tell the World (novel "Miss Lonelyhearts")
 1940 Let's Make Music (screenplay)
 1940 Men Against the Sky (screenplay)
 1940 Stranger on the Third Floor (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million (screenplay)
 1939 Five Came Back (screenplay)
 1939 The Spirit of Culver (screenplay)
 1938 Gangs of New York (uncredited)
 1938 Born to Be Wild (original screenplay)
 1937 It Could Happen to You (from a story by) / (screenplay)
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds (screenplay)
 1936 The President's Mystery (screenplay)
 1936 Ticket to Paradise (screenplay)
 1933 Advice to the Forlorn (novel "Miss Lonelyhearts")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/Joseph Schrank) "Good Hunting", produced on Broadway. Satire. Directed by Gerald Mayer. Hudson Theatre: 21 Nov 1938-Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/2 performances). Cast: John Barrington, George Brandt, Dennis Gurney, Edward Harvey, Marcel Journet (as "Lt. Frenique"), Nicholas Joy (as "Lt. Col. Jarvis, D.S.O."), Alfred ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Spouse:

Eileen McKenney  (his death)
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Trivia:

Died the same weekend as his colleague F. Scott Fitzgerald, another respected novelist turned Hollywood screenwriter. See more »

Nickname:

Pep

Star Sign:

Libra

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