|Ernest Hemingway Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||July 21, 1899|
|Date of Death||July 2, 1961|
Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist who was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. Some of his books include Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923), In Our Time (1925), The Sun Also Rises (1926), Men Without Women (1927), A Farewell to Arms (1929), Winner Take Nothing (1933), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), Across the River and into the Trees (1950), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952).
Ernest Miller Hemingway
He was born on July 21, 1899.
On July 2, 1961, Ernest Hemingway committed suicide by gunshot at the age of 61 in Ketchum, Blaine County, Idaho, United States.
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Ernest Hemingway studied at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park from 1913 to 1917.
Novelist, Short-story Writer, Journalist
- Father – Clarence Edmonds Hemingway (Physician)
- Mother – Grace Hall Hemingway (Musician, Opera Singer, Music Teacher, Painter)
- Siblings – Marcelline Hemingway (Older Sister), Ursula Hemingway (Younger Sister), Madelaine Hemingway (Younger Sister), Carol Hemingway (Younger Sister), Leicester Hemingway (Younger Brother) (Writer)
- Others – Anson Tyler Hemingway (Paternal Grandfather), Adelaide Edmonds (Paternal Grandmother), Ernest Miller Hall (Maternal Grandfather), Caroline Hancock (Maternal Grandmother), Jacob Edmonds (Nephew), Peter (Nephew), Anne (Niece), Hilary Hemingway (Niece) (Author)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he had a net worth of $9.5 Million.
6 ft or 183 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ernest Hemingway dated –
- Sara Montiel
- Josephine Baker
- Lillian Hellman
- Slim Hawks
- Barbara La Marr (1917)
- Mae Marsh (1918)
- Agnes von Kurowsky (1918)
- Hadley Richardson (1921-1927) – Ernest Hemingway married his first wife Hadley Richardson on September 3, 1921, in Bay Township, Michigan. They had an age difference of 8 years, Hadley being the older one. Their son John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway was born on October 10, 1923, in Toronto. The marriage ended in divorce in 1927.
- Pauline Pfeiffer (1926-1940) – His affair with journalist Pauline Pfeiffer started in 1926 while he was still married to Hadley Richardson. In May 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer and they had 2 children – son Patrick Miller Hemingway (b. June 28, 1928) and daughter Gloria Hemingway (b. November 12, 1931). They got divorced on November 4, 1940.
- Marlene Dietrich (1934-1960)
- Martha Gellhorn (1937-1945) – Hemingway became romantically involved with novelist, travel writer, and journalist Martha Gellhorn in 1937 and they married in 1940. The couple divorced in 1945.
- Mary Welsh (1946-1961) – He married journalist and author Mary Welsh in March 1946 in Cuba and they remained together until his death in 1961.
- Ava Gardner (1957)
Race / Ethnicity
Ernest Hemingway was of English and one-eighth German (including some Swiss-German) descent.
Salt and Pepper
- The minimalistic style of writing
- A recurring theme of nature in his works
Ernest Hemingway Facts
- His mother taught him to play the cello and his father taught him to hunt, fish, and camp in the woods and lakes of Northern Michigan.
- Growing up, he participated in many sports like boxing, track and field, water polo, and football.
- After he left high school, he went on to work for The Kansas City Star as a cub reporter.
- Ernest Hemingway was only 18 years old when he got seriously wounded by mortar fire during World War I on July 8, 1918. He later stated, “When you go to war as a boy you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed; not you … Then when you are badly wounded the first time you lose that illusion and you know it can happen to you.”
- Just like novelists Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, and Sinclair Lewis, Hemingway was a journalist before becoming a novelist.
- Some of the writers Hemingway admired included Ivan Turgenev, Lev Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Anton Chekhov.
- He struggled with depression.
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