John Updike

John Updike
1932 - 2009

John Updike  American Writer


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John Updike was previously married to Martha Bernhard (1977 - 2009) and Mary E. Pennington (1953 - 1976).


American Writer John Updike was born John Hoyer Updike on 18th March, 1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and passed away on 27th Jan 2009 Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.A. aged 76. He is most remembered for The Carpentered Hen. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

John Updike is a member of the following lists: American psychological fiction writers, Writers from Reading, Pennsylvania and American male essayists.


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Married2 33 years 28 years, 6 months 24 years
Total2 33 years 28 years, 6 months 24 years


First Name John
Last Name Updike
Full Name at Birth John Hoyer Updike
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th March, 1932
Birthplace Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died 27th January, 2009
Place of Death Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Cause of Death Lung Cancer
Build Slim
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text novelist, short story writer, literary critic
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame The Carpentered Hen
Music Genre (Text) Literary realism

John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

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John Updike76 PiscesWriter
Martha Bernhard-
Mary E. Pennington-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ElizabethFemale195563 years oldMary E. Pennington
DavidMale195761 years oldMary E. Pennington
MichaelMale195959 years oldMary E. Pennington
MirandaFemale196058 years oldMary E. Pennington




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