J.D. Salinger

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Birth Name: J.D. Salinger
Born: 01/01/1919
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Cornish, New Hampshire, USA
Died: 01/28/2010

Born on New Year's Day in 1919, Salinger was raised with his older sister, Dorothy, by his father Sol, a Polish Jew who sold kosher cheese, and his mother, Miriam, whom he thought was also Jewish until he learned otherwise following his bar mitzvah. After attending public schools on Manhattan's West Side, he spent ninth and tenth grade at the private McBurney School, where he exhibited a talent for acting in school plays despite objections from his father. He left McBurney and New York City proper to attend the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA, where he started writing for the school paper while secretly penning his own short stories. Salinger spent his freshman year of college at ... Continue Bio >>

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