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Birth Name: John Irving
Born: 03/02/1942
Birth Place: Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

John Winslow Irving was born John Wallace Blunt, Jr. in Exeter, NH on March 2, 1942. Irving was not a pen name adopted later in life, but an early change that occurred in childhood when his mother remarried. In addition to shedding the Blunt name after the separation, Irving's mother refused to allow her ex to spend time with their son, thus Irving did not get to know his biological dad. Although he eventually had a father figure, Irving also faced the challenge of growing up with dyslexia. Luckily, a reading of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861) ignited in him a desire to write. That creative outlet proved to be the influential one, but wrestling also became a very important ... Continue Bio >>

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