Norman Mailer
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Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923 - 2007)

Norman Kingsley Mailer
Born in Long Branch, NJmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1920s - 2000s)]
[children unknown]
Died in New York City, NYmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Jan 2016
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Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor and political activist. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Executioner's Song and The Armies of the Night, though his best known work is The Naked and the Dead. In 1955, Mailer and four others founded The Village Voice.

Mailer was born to a Jewish family in Long Branch, New Jersey. His father, Isaac Barnett Mailer, was a South African-born accountant, and his mother, Fanny Schneider, ran a housekeeping and nursing agency. Mailer's sister, Barbara, was born in 1927. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. Mailer was married six times and had nine children. He fathered eight children by his various wives and informally adopted his sixth wife's son from another marriage. Mailer died of acute renal failure on November 10, 2007 in New York City, and is buried in Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Massachusetts.


  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 June 2020), Norman K Barnettmailer in household of Isaac Barnettmailer, Brooklyn (Districts 0751-1000), Kings, New York, United States; citi...
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Norman Mailer, 10 Nov 2007; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: Nat...

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