Ernest Hemingway


Mini BIO - Ernest Hemingway

Interesting Facts

  1. Ernest Hemingway has been married four times
  2. His sister, brother, and father all committed suicide
  3. His son Patrick worked as a big game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania
  4. He was awarded a bronze star for his bravery under-fire in WWII
  5. He has been a long time sufferer of alcoholism and depression
  6. His mom always wanted a girl so she dressed him up as one as a kid
  7. His home in Key West was one of the first to have running water
  8. He loved bull fighting, it allowed him to release tension and show strength
  9. He won the Italian Silver Medal for Valor for his actions in WWI
  10. After battling depression and poor health, he shot himself in 1961, just as his father did in 1928
  11. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois July 21, 1899
  12. His education was from Oak Park and River Forest High school
  13. He was a Noble Prize winning author for Literature in 1954
  14. He died on July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho
  15. In 1918, He went overseas to serve in WWI as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army
  16. His first wife was Hadley Richardson
  17. He moved to Paris in 1921 and devoted himself to writing fiction
  18. His classic novel THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953
  19. He was known for his larger than life personality, his passion for bullfighting, fishing, and big-game hunting.
  20. His other major works include TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1937), ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES (1950), A MOVABLE FEAST (1964), ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (1970), THE DANGEROUS SUMMER (1985), and THE GARDEN OF EDEN (1986).