Gerald Clarke (author)

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.

Gerald Clarke
BornJune 21, 1937 (age 81)
ResidenceBridgehampton, New York, U.S.
EducationYale University
EmployerTime Magazine
Architectural Digest
Known forCapote (2005)
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland (2000)
Capote (1988)


  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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Gerald Clarke

Gerald Clarke may refer to:

Gerald Clarke (author), American biographer

Gerald Clarke (artist), Cahuillia sculptor and artist from California

Gerald B. Clarke, Rhodesian politician

USC Scripter Award

The USC Scripter Award (Scripter) is the name given to an award presented annually by the University of Southern California (USC) to honor both authors and screenwriters. Starting in 1988, the USC Libraries Board of Councilors award the year's best film adaptation of a printed work, recognizing the original author and the screenwriter. In 2016, a television adaption Scripter award was added as well as the Literary Achievement Award. The Ex Libris Award is occasionally presented to long-time supporters of the USC Libraries. USC Libraries website writes, "Scripter celebrates writers and writing, collaboration, and the profound results of transforming one artistic medium into another. It stands as an emblem of libraries’ ability to inspire creative and scholarly achievement."

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