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)
  ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Summer Pavilion (1959)
- A Sense of Justice (1958) ... (writer)
 1959 Dark Possession (TV Movie)
  Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1959) (author - 1 episode, 1958)
- Anonimy (1959) ... (play)
- Wizyta na malej planecie (1958) ... (author)
 1958 Dim (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1958 TV Teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Fumaça (1958)
 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 The Philco Television Playhouse (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 (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) (1 episode)
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(July 12 to 17, 1977) His play, "A Visit to a Small Planet," was performed in a Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan with Soupy Sales in the cast. Pat Paulsen and Neil Rosen were artistic directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Relatives:

Eric Vidal (aunt or uncle) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[2004] We pay large taxes to the government. The rich don't but the average working person does. We're the only First-World country that gets nothing back. There's no health service. The educational system is pre-Copernicus. It's a scandal. But the Americans don't know it because they have never been told about other countries. They just know they're bad. See more »

Trivia:

His maternal grandfather Thomas Gore helped create the State of Oklahoma and was the first senator elected to represent the state. During his youth, Thomas Gore had lost sight in both eyes in two separate accidents and was completely blind for the remainder of his life. His blindness, however, didn't deter his political ambitions, and he was dubbed "The Blind Cowboy" by the U.S. political press. See more »

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