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Peter Viertel

Born: 16-Nov-1920
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 4-Nov-2007
Location of death: Marbella, Spain
Cause of death: Cancer - Lymphoma
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White Hunter, Black Heart

Military service: USMC (WWII)

Father: Berthold Viertel (screenwriter/director, b. 1885, d. 1953)
Mother: Steuermann Steuermann ("Salka Viertel", b. 1889, d. 1978)
Brother: Hans
Brother: Thomas
Wife: Virginia Ray (ex-wife of Budd Schulberg, div. 1958, one daughter)
Daughter: Christine
Wife: Deborah Kerr (actress, m. 23-Jul-1960, d. 16-Oct-2007)

    High School: University High School, Los Angeles, CA
    University: Dartmouth College (1941)
    University: University of California at Los Angeles

    OSS Agent

Author of books:
The Canyon (1940, novel)
Line of Departure (1947, novel)
White Hunter, Black Heart (1953, novel)
Love Lies Bleeding (1964, novel)
Bicycle on the Beach (1971, novel)
American Skin (1984, novel)
Dangerous Friends: At Large with Huston and Hemingway in the Fifties (1992, memoir)
Loser Deals (1995, novel)

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