Gerald Clarke (author)

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Gerald Clarke
Born (1937-06-21) June 21, 1937 (age 79)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence Bridgehampton
Nationality American
Education Yale University
Occupation Author
Employer Time Magazine
Architectural Digest
Known for Capote (2005)
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland (2000)
Capote (1988)

Gerald Clarke (born June 21, 1937) is an American writer, best known for the biographies Capote (1988) (made into the Oscar-winning 2005 film Capote) and Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland (2000).[1]

He has also written for magazines including Esquire, Architectural Digest, and Time Magazine, where he was a senior writer for many years.

While an undergraduate at Yale, he wrote for campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[2]

A native of Los Angeles, Clarke now lives in Bridgehampton, in eastern Long Island, New York.


  1. ^ "About Gerald Clarke". Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Gerber, Michael (May 12, 2004). "Meet Gary Clarke". Retrieved January 28, 2014.

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