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Michael Shaara Net Worth

Michael Shaara Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

Michael Shaara Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Michael Shaara (June 23, 1928 – May 5, 1988) was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. He was born to Italian immigrant parents (the family name was originally spelled Sciarra, which in Italian is pronounced the same way) in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated in 1951 from Rutgers University, where he joined Theta Chi, and served as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division prior to the Korean War.Before Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines in the 1950s, he was an amateur boxer and police officer. He later taught literature at Florida State University while continuing to write fiction. The stress of this and his smoking caused him, at the early age of 36, to have a heart attack, one from which he fully recovered. His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. Shaara died of a heart attack in 1988.Shaara's son, Jeffrey Shaara, is also a popular writer of historical fiction; most notably sequels to his father's best-known novel. His most famous is the prequel to The Killer Angels, Gods and Generals. Jeffrey got Michael's last book, For Love of the Game, published three years after he died. Today there is a Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, established by Jeffrey Shaara, awarded yearly at Gettysburg College.Shaara's daughter, Lila Shaara, is also an accomplished novelist with such works as Every Secret Thing and The Fortune Teller's Daughter: A Novel.
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Date Of BirthJune 23, 1929
Died1988-05-05
Place Of BirthJersey City, New Jersey, USA
ProfessionWriter
Star SignCancer
#Fact
1Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 769-771. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
2Member of Theta Chi Fraternity (Beta Delta Chapter, Rutgers University)
3Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for his novel "The Killer Angels."
4Father of Jeff Shaara.

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For Love of the Game1999novel
Gettysburg1993novel "The Killer Angels"
The Loretta Young Show1960TV Series story - 1 episode
Schlitz Playhouse1958TV Series story - 1 episode
Studio 571957TV Series original story - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gettysburg1993dedicatee

Known for movies


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