Curt Gentry

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For the American football defensive back, see Curt Gentry (American football).

Curtis Marsena Gentry (June 13, 1931 – July 10, 2014) was an American writer, born in Lamar, Colorado. He is best known for co-authoring, with Vincent Bugliosi, the 1974 book Helter Skelter, which detailed the Charles Manson murders. Gentry lived in San Francisco, California.

Frame-Up was a nominee for the 1968 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book.

Helter Skelter won a 1975 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book.[citation needed]

J. Edgar Hoover won the 1992 PEN Center West Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Gentry died, aged 83, on July 10, 2014, of lung cancer, in San Francisco.[1]

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  1. ^ Carl Nolte. "Curt Gentry dies: best-selling writer of Manson, Hoover books". SFGate. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  2. ^ Johnston, David (September 9, 1991). "Hoover: Still a Shadow Not to Be Stepped On". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 July 2010.