Gore Vidal (1925–2012)


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Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind grandfather, Senator T.P. Gore of Oklahoma. Vidal ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Gattaca Director Josef
(1997)
With Honors Pitkannan
(1994)
Caligula Writer
(1979)
Suspense Writer
(1954)

Filmography

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 1990 The Palermo Connection (screenplay)
 1989 Billy the Kid (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... (novel)
 1987 The Sicilian (uncredited)
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (teleplay)
 1979 Caligula (adapted from an original screenplay by)
 1973 Recht in eigen hand (TV Movie)
 1971 Besuch auf einem kleinen Planeten (TV Movie) (play "Visit to a Small Planet")
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (novel)
 1970 The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (screenplay)
 1967 Poseta maloj planeti (TV Movie)
 1966 Is Paris Burning? (screenplay)
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On the March to the Sea (1966) ... (writer)
 1964 The Best Man (play "The Best Man" - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1962 Gevoel voor recht (TV Movie)
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dark Possession (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Dear Arthur (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet (play)
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer (screenplay)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Indestructible Mr. Gore (1959) ... (writer)
- The Light in the Dark (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Ben-Hur (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1959 The Scapegoat (adaptation)
 1959 Dark Possession (TV Movie)
 1958 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (author - 1 episode)
- Wizyta na malej planecie (1958) ... (author)
 1958 TV Teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Fumaça (1958)
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Sense of Justice (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Please Murder Me (1958) ... (novel)
 1958 The Left Handed Gun (play)
 1958 I Accuse! (screenplay)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Summer Pavilion (1956) ... (written by)
- Dark Possession (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Honor (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 The Catered Affair (screenplay)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Portrait of a Ballerina (1956) ... (writer)
  The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Episode #8.3 (1955) ... (writer)
- State of Confusion (1955) ... (written by)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1955) ... (adaptation)
- A Farewell to Arms (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955 Repertory Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Death of Billy the Kid (1955) ... (writer)
- A Sense of Justice (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Visit to a Small Planet (1955) ... (writer)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (written especially for Studio One by - 2 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- Summer Pavilion (1955) ... (written especially for Studio One by)
- A Man and Two Gods (1954) ... (adaptation)
- Dark Possession (1954) ... (written especially for Studio One by)
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Stage Door (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955 Danger (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Blue Hotel (1955) ... (adaptation - uncredited)
  Omnibus (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1955) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Turn of the Screw (1955) ... (teleplay - segment "The Turn of the Screw")
- The Contrast (1954) ... (adaptation - segment "The Contrast")
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Jinx Nurse Case (1954) ... (written by)
 1954 Suspense (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Barn Burning (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Smoke (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954 The Telltale Clue (TV Series) (written by)
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Other Works:

Novel: "1876" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1973] Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. See more »

Trivia:

When asked why he was running for governor of California against incumbent governor Jerry Brown, he replied that "the chance to compete against a Zen space cadet is too good to pass up.". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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