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Gore Vidal

  • Gore Vidal, novelist, playwright, essayist and social commentator, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. Author Chris Bram remembers his singular personality and enormous social, literary and political impact.
  • The author, cultural critic and sometimes actor died Tuesday at the age of 86. His passing has many trying to capture in words his remarkable life.
  • Vidal wrote more than two-dozen novels and an equal number of nonfiction books in a career that spanned six decades. He was also a screenwriter, playwright and political activist, and his outspoken views made him a favorite on television talk shows. Vidal, 86, died Tuesday at home in the Hollywood Hills.