Gore Vidal Dead at 86

American author and playwright died in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia.
0:26 | 08/01/12

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A literary celebrity who influenced a generation has passed away author and playwright Gore Vidal -- works. Include the novels Lincoln and Myra Breckenridge and his Tony nominated play. The best man was just revived on Broadway but -- -- was also known for his outsize personality and scathing -- -- was a star on the talk show circuit. He even ran for office he died in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia. Barbie -- was 86 years old.

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