Mario Puzo

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Mario Puzo : biography

October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999

Puzo died of heart failure on Friday, July 2, 1999 at his home on Manor Lane in West Bay Shore, Long Island, New York. His family now lives in East Islip, New York.

Works

Novels

  • The Dark Arena (1955)
  • The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965)
  • The Runaway Summer of Davie Shaw (1966)
  • Six Graves to Munich (1967), as Mario Cleri
  • The Godfather (1969)
  • Fools Die (1978)
  • The Sicilian (1984)
  • The Fourth K (1991)
  • The Last Don (1996)
  • Omertà (2000)
  • The Family (2001) (completed by Puzo’s longtime girlfriend Carol Gino)

Non-fiction

  • "Test Yourself: Are You Heading for a Nervous Breakdown?" as by Mario Cleri (1965)
  • The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions (1972)
  • Inside Las Vegas (1977)

Short stories

  • "The Last Christmas" (1950)
  • "John ‘Red’ Marston’s Island of Delight" as by Mario Cleri (1964)
  • "Big Mike’s Wild Young Sister-in-law" as by Mario Cleri (1964)
  • "The Six Million Killer Sharks That Terrorize Our Shores” as by Mario Cleri (1966)
  • "Trapped Girls in the Riviera’s Flesh Casino" as by Mario Cleri (1967)
  • "The Unkillable Six" as by Mario Cleri (1967)
  • "Girls of Pleasure Penthouse" as by Mario Cleri (1968)
  • "Order Lucy For Tonight" as by Mario Cleri (1968)
  • "12 Barracks of Wild Blondes" as Mario Cleri (1968)
  • "Charlie Reese’s Amazing Escape from a Russian Death Camp" as by Mario Cleri (1969)

Screenplays

  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Godfather Part II (1974)
  • Earthquake (1974)
  • Superman (1978)
  • Superman II (1980)
  • The Godfather Part III (1990)
  • Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
  • Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
  • The Family Corleone (unproduced)