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      John Steinbeck

      John Steinbeck

      Highest Rated: 97% Of Mice and Men (1992)

      Lowest Rated: 58% Viva Zapata! (1952)

      Birthday: Feb 27, 1902

      Birthplace: Salinas, California, USA

      John Steinbeck might well be called the conscience of America; throughout his career, the novelist wrote fiction permeated by social concerns and the plight of the downtrodden. Most consider The Grapes of Wrath (1939), his searing examination of the plight of migrant workers fleeing the Dust Bowl, to be his finest work, but he wrote several other acknowledged classics, including Of Mice and Men (1937), The Pearl (1947) and East of Eden (1952). In addition to his literary career, however, several of his works were made into successful films, and he penned a number of original screenplays as well, such as "Lifeboat" (1944) and "Viva Zapata!" (1952) for which he received Academy Award nominations; in 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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      97% 82% Of Mice and Men Writer $5.0M 1992
      86% 90% East of Eden Writer - 1955
      58% 76% Viva Zapata! Screenwriter - 1952
      No Score Yet 49% The Red Pony Writer,
      Screenwriter
      - 1949
      90% 87% Lifeboat Writer - 1944