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Curt Gentry

Curtis Marsena Gentry (June 13, 1931 – July 10, 2014) was an American writer, born in Lamar, Colorado. He is best known for co-authoring, with Vincent Bugliosi, the 1974 book Helter Skelter, which detailed the Charles Manson murders. Gentry lived in San Francisco, California.

Gentry died, aged 83, on July 10, 2014, of lung cancer, in San Francisco.[1]

Awards and nominations

Frame-Up was a nominee for the 1968 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book.

Helter Skelter won a 1975 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book.

J. Edgar Hoover won the 1992 PEN Center West Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

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  1. ^ Carl Nolte. "Curt Gentry dies: best-selling writer of Manson, Hoover books". SFGate. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  2. ^ Johnston, David (September 9, 1991). "Hoover: Still a Shadow Not to Be Stepped On". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

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