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Booth Tarkington
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Sex:M
Age:76
Birth Date:July 29, 1869
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign: -
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Died Date:May 19, 1946
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Occupation:US novelist

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BOOTH TARKINGTON
Booth Tarkington

Biography:Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 - May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.

Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, the son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. He was named after his maternal uncle Newton Booth, then the governor of California. He first attended Purdue University but graduated from Princeton University in 1893. While at Princeton he was editor of the magazine, "Nassau Literary Magazine" and formed the Triangle Club. He was also voted the most popular man in his class.

He was one of the most popular American novelists of his time, with The Two Vanrevels and Mary's Neck appearing on the annual best-seller lists nine times.

Tarkington's best known work today is The Magnificent Ambersons, due in part to its famous treatment by Orson Welles in 1941 and its frequently favored listing on the Modern Library's list of top-100 novels. It was the second volume in Tarkington's Growth trilogy, which traced the growth of the United States through the decline of the once-powerful and aristocratic Amberson family dynasty, contrasted against the rise of industrial tycoons and "new money" families in the economic boom years after the Civil War leading up to WWI.

Tarkington donated substantially to Purdue University and has been recognized for his philanthropy. Tarkington Hall, an all-men's residence hall at Purdue, is named in honor of him.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)

 (Books)
Alice Adams (1922)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1919)


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Booth Tarkington's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: July 29, 1869

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Booth Tarkington's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: July 29, 2010

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

 

 

 

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