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Gay Talese Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Book Author
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

An Ocean City, NJ, native, writer Gay Talese penned articles for The New York Times for a decade, then quit -- allegedly because he objected to the selectivity of the periodical and its hypercritical copy editors. Reflecting irony with a gently satirical undercurrent plus meticulous cadence, Talese's work -- particularly the early journalism -- focused on exploring the various perspectives (ethical and otherwise) that could be drawn, relativistically, from a singular event. Talese made journalism history with his early '80s tome Thy Neighbor's Wife, a multimillion-copy best-seller in which he cross-sectioned the 1970s sexual revolution by reportedly climbing inside of "liberated" attitudes and living them out. Cinematically, Talese's work received a single film adaptation -- the telemovie [[Feature~V23059~Honor Thy Father~honorthyfather]] (1973), about the day to day of a "typical" Mafia family. It garnered positive reviews when it premiered. The writer also participated in the 2006 documentary [[Feature~V347975~Toots~toots]] (alongside [[Performer~P122694~Frank Gifford~frankgifford]] and others), about the life and career of Manhattan bartender Toots Shor. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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