Peter Viertel

Born Nov 16, 1920

Peter Viertel was an author and screenwriter.

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1920 Birth Born on November 16, 1920.
1928 7 Years Old Viertel was born to Jewish parents in Dresden, the writer and actress Salka Viertel and the writer Berthold Viertel. In 1928, his parents moved to Santa Monica, California, where Viertel grew up with his brothers, Hans and Thomas. … Read More


1941 20 Years Old Viertel graduated from Dartmouth College in 1941. … Read More


1990 69 Years Old Viertel was best known for his novel White Hunter Black Heart, which was made into a film starring Clint Eastwood in 1990. … Read More
1992 71 Years Old However, Viertel identified more with Southern California youth culture than with the European millieu he was exposed to by his family. "The physical aspect of European intellectuals was so totally different from what an American kid wants to be," he told the International Herald Tribune in 1992. "I knew Bert Brecht was close to being a genius, but he was a funny-looking man to me."
2007 87 Years Old Died on November 4, 2007.
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