Terry Southern
Date of Birth
May 01, 1924
Birth Place:
Alvalrado, TX


Terry Southern was a master of satirical novels and screenplays. He initially made a name for himself when he co-wrote the controversial novel Candy with Mason Hoffenberg in the late 1950s. The story was a rollicking update of Voltaire's Candide that centered on a curious college girl whose exploration of the world and her own sexuality gets her into many erotic situations. As a scriptwriter,...