Ernest Hemingway

Fun Tidbits

1.) Hemingway believed life was made meaningful by courage.
2.) Hemingway committed suicide with his favorite shotgun.
3.) Hemingway had tried to committ suicide a few times before, but his wife had stopped him.
4.) Both Hemingway and his wife are buried in Idaho, in the town they lived and died in.
5.) Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois.
6.) Hemingway wrote one play called The Fifth Column.
7.) Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II.
8.) The FBI kept an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards.
9.) Hemingway's sister, brother, and father also committed suicide.
10.) Hemingway owned multi-toed cats in Italy, which made so many offspring that they are called Hemingway Cats.
The Story of Ernest Hemingway
11.) In high school, Hemingway worked on the school newspaper, writing primarily about sports.
12.) Hemingway's first wife, Agnes von Kurowsky, left him for another man.
13.) Hemingway's book, The Old Man and the Sea, won him the Pulitzer Prize he had long been denied.
14.) Hemingway won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1954.
15.) In Key West, Florida, there is an Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest every year.
16.) Hemingway was married four times and dedicated a book to each one of his wives.
17.) Hemingway's house in Florida is now a museum in his honor.
18.) Hemingway survived two plane crashes in his life time.
19.) Hemingway suffered from many diseases including bipolar disease, liver disease, and depression.
20.) Hemingway is the grandfather of actresses Mariel Hemingway, Marguax Hemingway, and Joan Hemingway.