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Happy Birthday To Norwalk'’s A. Scott Berg

A. Scott Berg turns 66 on Friday.
A. Scott Berg turns 66 on Friday. Photo Credit:

NORWALK, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Norwalk’s A. Scott Berg!

Berg, who grew up in Norwalk, turns 66 on Friday. The biographer was born Dec. 4, 1949, in Norwalk.

He expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" (1978), which won a National Book Award in 1980.

His third book, a highly anticipated biography of aviator Charles Lindbergh, was published in 1998. It became a New York Times Best Seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.

He also wrote the story for "Making Love" (1982), a controversial film that was the first major studio drama to address the subjects of gay love, closeted marriages, and coming out. He has contributed articles to magazines such as Architectural Digest and Vanity Fair.

He served on Princeton University's board of trustees from 1999 to 2003.

In 2003, he published "Kate Remembered," a biography-cum-memoir about his friendship with actress Katharine Hepburn that received mixed reviews and completed a biography of Woodrow Wilson, which was released on Sept. 10, 2013.

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