F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

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Francis Scott Key (F. Scott) Fitzgerald
Born in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Biography

F. Scott Fitzgerald is regarded as one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. [1]

Scott was born on 24 Sep 1896 in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, the son of Edward Fitzgerald and Mary McQuillan. [2] He was named after his famous second cousin three times removed, Francis Scott Key, author of the United States’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Scott married American novelist Zelda Sayre in 1920 after the publication of his first novel, This Side of Paradise. Together, they had one daughter, Frances Scott “Scottie” Fitzgerald. She followed in her parents footsteps and became a writer and journalist. [3]

Along with writers Ernest Hemingway and T.S. Eliot, he was considered a member of the “Lost Generation,” the 1920s expatriate community in post-war Paris. [4] In 1925, Fitzgerald published his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, which is still widely read today.

Scott and Zelda's health deteriorated shortly after the publication of The Great Gatsby in 1925. [5] Their marriage did not survive. Scott recovered enough to work at screen writing but was not successful. In 1937, he met and fell in love with Sheilah Graham, a famous Hollywood gossip columnist. [6]

F. Scott Fitzgerald died on 21 Dec 1940 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California of a heart attack at age 44 in the middle of his last novel, The Last Tycoon. [7][8]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia F Scott Fitzgerald
  2. "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD96-L7C : 4 December 2014), Edward Fitzgerald in entry for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, 24 Sep 1896; citing Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,309,128.
  3. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5W-SZD4 : accessed 5 September 2018), F Scott Fitzgerald in entry for Scottie Fitzgerald Smith, California, United States, 18 Jun 1986; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing , born-digital text.
  4. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDF-JXN1 : 16 March 2018), Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, 1921; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #20583, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 1570, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. mnopedia F Scott Fitzgerald
  6. Britannica Biography: F Scott Fitzgerald
  7. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP3T-CY4 : 26 November 2014), F Scott Fitzgerald, 21 Dec 1940; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  8. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK7L-XFMH : accessed 5 September 2018), F Scott Fitzgerald, California, United States, 21 Dec 1990; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing San Francisco Chronicle, born-digital text.

See also:

  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9HL-WCH : accessed 5 September 2018), F Scott Fitzgerald, Councilmanic District 1, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-58, sheet 10A, line 16, family 269, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 376.
  • "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FP6G-7GZ : 2 July 2015), Francis Scott Fitzgerald in entry for Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, 10 Mar 1948; citing Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, v 4B cn 4670, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,926,630.
  • Tate, Mary Jo. "Critical Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald". Infobase Publishing, 2007. (p. 298.)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald on Find A Grave: Memorial #344 Retrieved Sälgö-1 14:25, 27 December 2016 (EST).


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