There are reports celebrated author, playwright and commentator Gore Vidal has died at the age of 86.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting Vidal died on Tuesday (local time) at his home in Hollywood Hills of pneumonia complications.
The Associated Press has tweeted that Vidal's nephew has confirmed his death to them.
Vidal's official website Gore Vidal Now is also reporting his death.
Update: August 3rd, 2012
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer begins at the cinemas, in Australia, anyway.
and also starred in
|A collection of essays about the economic decline of the United States, and its political and military effects.|
"Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) is a compelling adaptation by Gore Vidal of Tennessee Williams' Southern drama-one act play.
This somber, ground-breaking and fascinating film concerns terrible secrets
(homosexuality, insanity, murder and cannibalism).
The film's provocative poster teased:
"...suddenly last summer Cathy knew she was being used for something evil!"
Whist Vidal had nothing to do with the movie Cleopatra,
Joseph Leo Mankiewicz would direct Elizebeth Taylor in that movie, too.