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Hollywood, January 1923
Fitzgerald spent the last years of his life as a screenwriter here in Hollywood

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Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald Was Born
September 24, 1896

While living on the French Riviera, Zelda's illness became serious. She suddenly began to practice ballet, dancing night and day. After a second nervous breakdown, she was hospitalized for mental illness in Asheville, North Carolina. During the last years of his life, Fitzgerald lived in Hollywood, earning his living as a screenwriter. He died of a heart attack at the age of 44, leaving his final novel, The Last Tycoon (about life in Hollywood), only half done.
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