Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896. He was an American writer who wrote a lot about the social climate of the 1920's which he called "The Jazz Age". His most famous works are "The Great Gatsby" and Tender is the Night. He met Zelda Sayre when he was stationed at Camp Sheridan but she broke up with him when she realized that he had a small salary. He was in huge debt because Zelda had a mental condition and she lived in mental institutions while he lived his with his lover Sheilah Graham. He earned a great deal of money because he was a screenwriter. By 1939 he began his novel The Love of the Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald lived a tough life. Since his college days he was an alcoholic and that severely damaged his health. He had two heart attacks in the late 40’s. On December 21, 1940 he died of a heart attack, he died at age 44. F. Scott Fitzgerald will always be remembered as one of the greatest authors.
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