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      F. Scott Fitzgerald

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

      Highest Rated: 100% Three Comrades (1938)

      Lowest Rated: 39% The Great Gatsby (1974)

      Birthday: Sep 24, 1896

      Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      The writer who best captured the essence of what he dubbed the "Jazz Age," author F. Scott Fitzgerald was a man whose literary career and personal life were fueled by aspirations of success and ultimately damaged by the destructive influence of alcohol. At the age of 24, the young writer became an overnight sensation with his debut novel This Side of Paradise in 1920, allowing him to marry the girl of his dreams, wild child socialite Zelda Sayre. Together they embarked on a legendary decade in the clubs of New York and on the shores of the French Riviera. Fitzgerald published over 160 short stories - increasingly a necessity as the sales of his later novels steadily declined - and at the height of his creative powers he wrote The Great Gatsby, a book later considered by many to be the finest American novel of the 20th Century. Fitzgerald went to Hollywood in 1937, where he finished out his years as a frequently uncredited screenwriter until his death from a heart attack in 1940. His legacy, however, would only grow, as Fitzgerald's works remained continuously in print and inspired dozens of film, television and theater adaptations for decades to come.



      39% 47% The Great Gatsby Writer - 1974
      78% 50% The Last Time I Saw Paris Writer - 1954
      100% 65% Three Comrades Screenwriter - 1938
      No Score Yet 69% Red Headed Woman Writer - 1932
      52% No Score Yet The Great Gatsby Writer - 1926