|June 07, 1935
|Harry Crews age
|88 YEARS OLD
An American novelist and playwright, he wrote the 1968 novel The Gospel Singer and also published columns and essays in Esquire magazine. His other literary works include The Mulching of America, A Feast of Snakes, and The Gypsy's Curse.
He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.
He had a tattoo on his arm that featured a line from an E.E. Cummings poem.
He grew up in Georgia and briefly attended the University of Florida. With his wife, Sally, he had a son named Patrick.
He had a brief role in The Indian Runner, a film directed by Sean Penn.