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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Author
  • Birthday:  October 26, 1945
  • Accomplishments:  Honorary Degree
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Was fired from a teaching job due to his refusal to use corporal punishment on children.

Pat Conroy is an American author most known for his works The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini. Much of his literary work is inspired by his extremely challenging upbringing and family life, which remained strained until his death.

Conroy was a self-proclaimed "military brat", stating he was a man without a hometown until high school, where he also discovered basketball as a physical outlet for his emotional turmoil.

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