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Metalious, Grace (nee de Repentigny)

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Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1964 AD, at 39 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

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1924- She was born on the 8th day of September this year in the mill town of Manchester, New Hampshire.

 

1943 – She became a housewife and mother, lived in near squalor, and continued to write.

 

1956 – She captured the attention of an editor with Peyton Place, which became the first "blockbuster" of the publishing industry. Reviled by the clergy and dismissed by most critics as "trash," it nevertheless remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year and became an international phenomenon.

 

1959 – She is best known for her controversial novel “Peyton Place”.

 

1961 - Her other novels, which never achieved the same success as her first, were The Tight White Collar in this year and “No Adam in Eden” in 1963.

 

1964 – She passed away on the 25th day of February this year due to alcoholism.

 

2006 - American actress Sandra Bullock was cast as Grace Metalious in a film about the author's life.


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