WILLIAM KENNEDY (1928 - ) Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Novelist and screenwriter, born in Albany, New York, USA. He studied at Siena College, NY, and served in the US army (1950-2), before becoming a journalist and eventually a full-time writer.


Ironweed (1983), his best-known novel, describes the homecoming of a fallen baseball star; Jack Nicholson made an accurate film portrayal, and the book won a Pulitzer Prize. Other titles include The Ink Truck (1969), Legs (1975), Quinns’s Book (1988), and The Flaming Corsage (1996).