Nelson DeMille is a well-known Novelist. He was born in New York on August 23, 1943. “The John Corey”, “John Sutter“, and “Joe Ryker” series are his most famous.

The following nicknames, also known as Nelson: Brad Matthews, Jack Cannon, and Kurt Ladner, were the pen names of this famous novelist, who wrote thrillers including “The Charm School” and “Word of Honor”.

Nelson is a native of the United States. “The General’s Daughter, published in 1992, was made into a film starring.

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Bio/Wiki
Real NameNelson Richard DeMille
NicknameJack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Brad Matthews, Ellen Kay
ProfessionNovelist
GenreCrime Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Action Adventure
Notable WorksThe John Corey series
The John Sutter series
The Paul Brenner series
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 August, 1943
Age (as in 2021)78 Years
BirthplaceJamaica, Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
HometownJamaica, Queens, New York
Current ResidenceGarden City, New York
Zodiac SignVirgo
ReligionN/A
SchoolElmont Memorial Junior-Senior High school.
College/UniversityHofstra University
Educational QualificationGraduated
HobbiesFootball, Wrestling and Ran Track
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Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
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Career
DebutFirst Novel: By the Rivers of Babylon [1978]
Awards & Achievements• Combat Infantryman Badge Award, Honorary D.H.L. (1989, Hofstra University)
• Estabrook Award (1989, Hofstra University)
• Honorary D.H.L. (Long Island University, 1993, Dowling College, 1997)
Nominations• Air Medal, Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, ThrillerMaster of the Year (2015)
Relationships & Affairs
Martial StatusMarried
Wife• Ellen Wasserman (m. 1971–1987)
• Virginia Sindel Witte (m.1988–2004)
• Sandra Dillingham DeMille (since 2006)
Family
ParentsFather- Huron DeMille
Mother- Antonio DeMille
ChildrenSon- Alexander DeMille & James DeMille
Daughther- Lauren Demille
Income
Net Worth (approx.)$25 million
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Early Life/Biography

DeMille was born on August 23, 1943, in New York City, USA. He and his family moved to Long Island when he was a child. He went to Elmont Memorial High School, where he ran track and played football.

He joined the Army after three years at Hofstra University and attended Officer Candidate School. He served in the US Army as a First Lieutenant from 1966 to 1969, serving as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam.

He was given the Combat Infantryman Badge and received the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

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DeMille returned to the United States and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Hofstra University. Lauren, Alexander, and James are his three children. He is currently based in Garden City, New York.

DeMille’s first works were detective novels set in New York City. By the Rivers of Babylon, his first major novel was released in 1978 and is still in print, as are all of his subsequent novels.

He is a member of American Mensa, the Authors Guild, and the Mystery Writers of America’s past president. He’s a member of the International Thriller Writers, who named him ThrillerMaster of the Year in 2015.

DeMille has three honorary doctorates: Hofstra University’s Doctor of Humane Letters, Long Island University’s Doctor of Literature, and Dowling College’s Doctor of Humane Letters.

Family

He was born and raised in Queens, New York, and many of his works are set on Long Island. He was born on August 23, 1943, in New York City. His father is Huron DeMille, and his mother is Antonia DeMille. They moved to Long Island when he was still a youngster.

Nelson DeMille son Alex DeMille-min
Nelson DeMille son Alex DeMille-min

Education

Elmont Memorial High School, where he played football and ran track, was his alma mater. Nelson was a standout athlete in high school, competing in football and track.

DeMille attended Hofstra University for three years before joining the Army and attending Officer Candidate School, where he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69).

He served with the First Cavalry Division as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam, earning the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

DeMille returned to Hofstra University after his discharge and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History.

Career

DeMille attended Hofstra University for three years before joining the Army and attending Officer Candidate School.

He served in the US Army as a First Lieutenant from 1966 to 1969, seeing duty in Vietnam, and was awarded the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

DeMille returned to the United States and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from Hofstra University.

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DeMille’s first works were detective novels set in New York City. By the Rivers of Babylon, his first major novel was released in 1978 and is still in print, as are all of his subsequent novels.

He is a member of American Mensa, The Authors Guild, and the Mystery Writers of America.

Nelson DeMille has written over a dozen books, including Mayday, with Thomas Block. He has published short stories, book reviews, and articles in various journals and newspapers. DeMille used the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, and Brad Matthews.

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Nelson DeMille is the author of: By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther, The Quest, Radiant Angel, The Cuban Affair, The Deserter (co-authored with his son, Alex DeMille), and The Maze.

He also co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and contributed short stories to anthologies and book reviews and magazines and newspapers.

Relationship, Wife and Affairs

Finally, in terms of his personal life, Nelson DeMille has been married three times: first to Ellen Wasserman (1971-87), then to Virginia Sindel Witte (1988-2004), and presently to Sandy Dillingham, with whom he has three children.

Nelson DeMille Wife Sandra DeMille
Nelson DeMille Wife Sandra DeMille

Net Worth

At the age of 78 in 2021, Nelson DeMille is expected to have a net worth of $25 million.

He has amassed most of his riches from his successful profession as a novelist in the United States. He likely earns money from sources that have yet to be revealed.

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Interesting Facts about Nelson DeMille

  • Nelson On the list of the most well-known novelists.
  • It is also included in the elite list of prominent Americans born in the United States.
  • Every year on August 23, Nelson DeMille celebrates his birthday.
  • He qualified for and joined the Mensa High IQ society.
  • His birth name is Nelson Richard DeMille. Genre and style: Crime fiction, Thriller (genre), Adventure fiction. 
  • In May 1968, he discovered a note on the body of a North Vietnamese soldier in the A Shau Callet, which he gave to the Vietnam Veterans of America. The Vietnam Veterans of America offers a programme that assists in gathering information on service members who died in the Vietnam War. Mr DeMille hopes that a family in Vietnam has learnt the fate of a missing son, husband, or brother due to the letter he sent back, as described in his current book “Up Country.”
  • Wrote men’s adventure stories under the pseudonym, Jack Cannon.

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