Pearl Zane Grey (Gray) (1872 - 1939) MP

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Nicknames: ""Father of the Western Novel""
Birthplace: Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, USA
Death: Died in Altadena, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of death: heart failure
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Pearl Zane Grey (Gray)

Birth name: Pearl Zane Gray' better known as author Zane Grey b. January 31, 1872 Zanesville, Ohio d. October 23, 1939 Altadena, California. Buried: Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

Parents: Lewis Gray and Alice Zane

Wife: Lina "Dolly: Roth

Children: 3 children, including 2 sons:

  • Romer Grey
  • Loren Grey

'Best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the success of his printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. As of 2012, 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, had been made that were based loosely on his novels and short stories.


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Zane Grey's Timeline

January 31, 1872
Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, USA
Age 32
October 23, 1939
Age 67
Altadena, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lackawaxen, Centre, PA, USA