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Sinclair Lewis

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Fiction article writer who explored the topics of materialism and capitalism in the us and is most beneficial known for his 1920 function, Main Road. For his 1925 book, Arrowsmith, he was provided the Pulitzer Award (which he refused to simply accept); the task was later modified into an Academy Award-nominated film. At age group thirteen, he attempted unsuccessfully to hightail it from your home and serve as a drummer guy in the Spanish-American Battle. He received his undergraduate level from Yale School in 1908. He was the 1930 receiver of the Nobel Award in Books and was the initial American to get the honor. He wedded Vogue newspaper editor, Sophistication Livingston Hegger, in 1914. The couple’s kid, Wells, passed away in fight during World Battle II. Along with his second wife, journalist Dorothy Thompson, Lewis acquired another kid, Michael. Esteemed American writer John Steinbeck also gained a Nobel Award for his literary function.

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Full Name Sinclair Lewis
Date Of Birth February 7, 1885
Place Of Birth Sauk Centre, MN
Profession Novelist
Education Yale University, Oberlin College
Nationality American
Spouse Dorothy Thompson, Grace Hegger Lewis
Children Wells Lewis, Michael Lewis
Parents Emma Kermott Lewis, Edwin J. Lewis
Siblings Fred Lewis, Claude Lewis
Awards Nobel Prize in Literature, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Movies Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Dodsworth, I Married a Doctor, The Ghost Patrol, Main Street, The Unpainted Woman, Ann Vickers, Babbitt, This Is the Life, Mantrap, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Forbidden Adventure, Camille, Bongo
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Had a son, Wells Lewis (born 1917) with his first wife, Grace Livingston Hegger. He was named after English author, H.G. Wells. Wells was killed in 1944 in World War II combat in France.
2Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 256-264. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
3Father (with journalist Dorothy Thompson) of Michael Lewis.
4Pictured on a 14¢ US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series, issued 21 March 1985.
5Was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930.
6Born at 4:0pm-LMT


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arrowsmith1997TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Bongo1970Short based on an original story
Shadow on the Land1968TV Movie novel: "It Can't Happen Here" - uncredited
Elmer Gantry1960from the novel by
The DuPont Show of the Month1960TV Series novel - 1 episode
Majestät auf Abwegen1958novel "Let's Play King"
Producers' Showcase1956TV Series novel - 1 episode
General Electric Theater1956TV Series story - 1 episode
Matinee Theatre1955TV Series story - 1 episode
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1955TV Series original story - 1 episode
Ponds Theater1954TV Series story - 2 episodes
Medallion Theatre1953TV Series story - 1 episode
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV Series story - 1 episode
The Ford Theatre Hour1951TV Series story - 2 episodes
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1950TV Series play - 1 episode
The Prudential Family Playhouse1950TV Series novel - 1 episode
Robert Montgomery Presents1950TV Series novel - 1 episode
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1950TV Series story - 1 episode
Love of a Clown - Pagliacci1948foreword
Cass Timberlane1947novel "Cass Timberlane"
Bongo1947Short story
Fun & Fancy Free1947from an original story by
This Is the Life1944play: Agatha is 22
Untamed1940novel "Mantrap"
Dodsworth1936novel
I Married a Doctor1936novel "Main Street"
Babbitt1934novel
Ann Vickers1933novel
Arrowsmith1931based upon the novel by
Newly Rich1931story "Let's Play King"
Mantrap1926novel
Babbitt1924novel
Main Street1923novel
The Ghost Patrol1923short story
Free Air1922novel
The Unpainted Woman1919story
Nature Incorporated1916Short story

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Camille1926/IIShortAllegorical figures

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-19391940Documentary shortHimself - Writing Awads Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind1988TV Movie documentaryPresenter of the Best Screen Adaptation Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1930Nobel Prize in LiteratureNobel Prize

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