Ernest Hemingway

By: Addie Thielemann

Interesting Facts

  • Ernest hunted sharks with a Thompson SubMachine Gun
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  • Had 4 wives
  • Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent
  • Hemingway’s son worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania
  • He survived many things such as cancer, 2 planes crashes, and pneumonia
  • In high school he was excellent student athlete who boxes, plays football and writes for the school newspaper and yearbook
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  • He was a World War I ambulance driver
  • He stole a urinal from his favorite bar
  • Once he posted a recipe for apple pie in his column
  • As a boy his mother dressed him like a girl
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  • He has a six toed cat
  • He killed himself with his favorite shotgun
  • He could write a story in 6 words
  • Hemingway along with his father, brother, sister, and granddaughter all committed suicide
  • At age 17 he nicknamed himself "papa"
  • Hemingway lived in Oak Park, Kansas City, Italy, Toronto, Chicago, Paris, Key West, Cuba, and Idaho
  • The city of Key West, Florida, has an Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest every year
  • He was at 8:00 a.m.
  • His granddaughter Mariel Hemingway co-starred in Woody Allen's movies "Manhattan" and "Deconstructing Harry"
  • He pictured on a 25¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Literary Arts series, issued 17 July 1989

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