Stewart, Fred Mustard 1936-2007

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Stewart, Fred Mustard 1936-2007


See index for CA sketch: Born September 17, 1936, in Anderson, IN; died of cancer, February 7, 2007, in New York, NY. Author. Stewart was a novelist who wrote in a variety of genres and had several of his tales adapted as movies and television miniseries. A 1954 Princeton University graduate, he also studied piano at Juilliard. His early fiction efforts, including The Mephisto Waltz (1969) and The Methuselah Enzyme (1970), were horror novels; the latter was adapted as a 1971 film starring Alan Alda. Later, he also explored science fiction, but was best known for his adventure tales and family sagas. He found his greatest success with the novel The Mannings (1973), which was on the New York Times bestseller list. His Six Weeks (1976) was turned into a 1982 Mary Tyler Moore film, and the saga Ellis Island (1983) was adapted as a television miniseries in 1984. Among his other works are Century (1981) and Pomp and Circumstance (1992). Stewart, who once said he most enjoyed writing multigeneration family sagas, dedicated his last four books to a series including The Magnificent Savages (1996), The Young Savages (1998), The Naked Savages (1999), and The Savages in Love and War (2001).



Chicago Tribune, February 14, 2007, Section 1, p. 11.

Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2007, p. B11.

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