James Ellroy

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Birth Name: James Ellroy
Born: 03/04/1948
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

Ellroy was born in Los Angeles on March 4, 1948. His father, Armand, was an accountant, a womanizer and a Hollywood bottom-feeder who worked briefly as Rita Hayworth's business manager. Ellroy's mother, Jean, was a nurse fond of Early Times whiskey. His parents divorced when he was 6-years old, forcing him to spend weekdays with Jean and three weekends a month with Armand. His mother began a long string of meaningless affairs with men whom he called "uncle," causing the young Ellroy to grow more contemptuous of her as the years went by. On his tenth birthday, his mother told the boy he could choose who to live with - her or his dad. He chose dad. She slapped her son. He called her a drunk a... Continue Bio >>

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