Gore Vidal
Date of Birth
Oct 03, 1925
Birth Place:
West Point, NY

Biography

The grandson of Oklahoma senator Thomas P. Gore, Gore Vidal led a privileged, sheltered childhood. Often tiring of the expensive creature comforts surrounding him, Vidal spent much of his spare time at the movies. "As I now move...toward the door marked Exit," he mused late in life, "it occurs to me that the only thing I ever really liked to do was go to the movies. Sex and art always took...