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Novelist and screenwriter whose comedic fiction works include The Magic Christian (1959) and Candy (1958). He also contributed to the screenplays for Dr. Strangelove (1964), The Cincinnati Kid (1966), and The Loved One (1965).
He attended Southern Methodist University, but left college to serve as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in philosophy.
He received an O. Henry Award for his 1962 short story, “The Road Out of Axotle.”
How did Terry Southern die?
He was 71 and lived in East Canaan, Conn. The cause was respiratory failure, said his son, Nile. Mr. Southern collapsed on Wednesday while on his way to teach a class on screenwriting at Columbia University.
|Cause of death||Respiratory Insufficiency|
|Age of death||71 years|
|Birthday||May 1, 1924|
|Death date||October 29, 1995|
|Place of death||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Sometimes we would be staked out in the middle of the river, several barges tied together. So we could party."Terry Southern
"After Strangelove I also started work on an adaptation of The Collector."Terry Southern
"For a director and a producer to be named on the writing credits is practically unheard of."Terry Southern
"In the case of The Loved One, I was hired to collaborate on an updated version of the book."Terry Southern
"The Loved One has been the most underrated film I've worked on."Terry Southern