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Overview (2)

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Ossining, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

John Cheever was born on May 27, 1912 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Robert Montgomery Presents (1950), 3 by Cheever (1979) and Tales from the Darkside (1983). He was married to Mary Winternitz. He died on June 18, 1982 in Ossining, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Mary Winternitz (27 March 1941 - 18 June 1982) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (5)

Suffered from "gephyrophobia" (fear of crossing bridges)
Won a National Book Award in 1958 for his novel "The Wapshot Chronicle."
Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for "The Stories of John Cheever."
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 149-152. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
His wife Mary Winternitz, born May 4 1918, died April 7 2014. She was also an author "The Need for Chocolate and Other Poems," and editor. Their daughter Susan Cheever wrote her own memoirs "Treetops".

Personal Quotes (2)

Some years ago I said that I felt like a runner, concerned with my wind, my strength and the surrounding scenery, but concerned not at all with where I had been . . . it is still what I feel.
One has an impulse to bring glad tidings to someone. My sense of literature is a sense of giving, not a diminishment. I know of almost no pleasure greater than having a piece of fiction draw together disparate incidents so that they relate to one another and confirms that feeling that life itself is is a creative process.

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