Jazz Age author of The Great Gatsby, member of The Lost Generation, and husband to the eccentric socialite, Zelda Fitzgerald. His novels include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, and Tender Is the Night.
Daisy Buchanan, a character in The Great Gatsby, became one of the most prominent heroines of modern literature.
Leonardo Dicaprio stars as Jay Gatsby in the 2012 film adaptation of Fitzgerald's famous novel, The Great Gatsby.
He was so intelligent as a child that he was permitted to attend only a half-day of school, and he could decide which half. He later matriculated at Princeton University, but was put on academic probation when he spent more time writing fiction than concentrating on his studies.
He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Mollie and Edward Fitzgerald. He was named after his distant cousin, the famous Francis Scott Key. He later married Zelda Sayre; the couple welcomed a daughter, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, in 1921.
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