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Birth Name: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Born: 09/24/1896
Birth Place: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Death Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 12/21/1940

Born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on Sept. 24, 1896 in St. Paul, MN, he was named after famed American composer Francis Scott Key, his second cousin, three times removed on his father's side. Generally referred to as "Scott," Fitzgerald was one of two surviving children born to Mary "Mollie" McQuillan, the daughter of a wealthy Irish-Catholic grocer and Edward Fitzgerald, who had lost their first two children just prior to Scott's birth. For a time, Edward operated a small wicker furniture business. After the struggling enterprise folded, Fitzgerald's father took on work as a salesman with Proctor & Gamble, moving the young family to Buffalo, NY for the majority of the next 10 years, with a ... Continue Bio >>

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