Facts and pictures about Ernest Hemingway
1. Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899.
2.He grew up in Oak Park, Illinois.
3. Ernest had 5 siblings.
4. His parents were Grace and Clarence Hemingway.
5. He drove an ambulance during WW2 in Italy.
6. Hemingway was married 4 times during his lifetime.
7. His wives were Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, and Mary Welsh.
8. He had 3 sons.
9. His sons names were Jack, Patrick, and Gregory.
10. He had Jack with Hadley Richardson and Patrick and Gregory with Pauline Pfeiffer.
11. Ernest won the Pulitzer prize in 1953, for his novel, The Old Man and the Sea.
12. Ernest served in 3 separate wars.
An Interview with Patrick Hemingway about Ernest.
13. As soon as Ernest left high school he worked for the Kansas City Star as a reporter.
14. Hemingway made friends with a fellow writer, Francis Fitzgerald, which helped Hemingway get his writing career started.
15. Ernest died on July 2nd, 1961.
16. He commited suicide in his home in Idaho.
17. He was suffering from high blood pressure and liver problems at the time of his death.
18. Toward the end of his life he thought he had lost the talent to write and suffered from depression and paranoia.
19. Hemingway was also an alcoholic.
20. In the spring before he shot himself he attempted to commit suicide but it didn't work and he underwent electroconvulsive therapy.