The screenwriter Nathanael West died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An American author, screenwriter, and satirist, he is particularly known for such novels as Miss Lonelyhearts and A Cool Million. His 1939 work, The Day of the Locust, is set in Great Depression-era Hollywood and was ranked by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century.
He was born in New York City to Ashkenazi Jewish parents. He married Eileen McKenney in 1940.