Tom Clancy, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Tom Clancy

American author

Date of Birth: 12-Apr-1947

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Death: 01-Oct-2013

Profession: writer, novelist, non-fiction writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Tom Clancy

  • Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.
  • (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War (1945-1991).
  • Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books were sold.
  • His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghostwriters, nonfiction books on military subjects occasionally with co-authors, and video games.
  • He was a part-owner of his home town Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles of the American League and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees. Clancy's literary career began in 1984 when he sold his first thin military thriller novel The Hunt for Red October for $5,000 published by the small academic Naval Institute Press of Annapolis, Maryland. His works The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991) have been turned into commercially successful films.
  • Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Chris Pine, and John Krasinski have played Clancy's most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan.
  • Another well-known character of his, John Clark, has been portrayed by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber.
  • Tom Clancy's works also inspired games such as the Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell series.
  • Clancy died on October 1, 2013.
  • Since his death, his Jack Ryan series has been continued by his family estate through a series of authors.

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