Summary: author, playwright, and commentator whose novels, essays, plays, and opinions were stamped by his wit and wisdom, but who was among the last generation of literary writers like Norman Mailer and Truman Capote, whom were also genuine celebrities as fixtures on talk shows and in gossip columns with such larger-than-life personalities that even those who hadn't read their books knew who they were, and whose works included the Tony-nominated play The Best Man that had been revived on Broadway this year and the best-selling novel Myra Breckinridge.
Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia
Born: October 3, 1925
Died: July 31, 2012
Location: Hollywood Hills, California