HomeScenePeople News Notable deaths in 2012: A Timeline Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets December 29, 2012 | 02:02PM PT Variety Staff Gore Vidal – July 31The bestselling novelist was a political gadfly as famous for his appearances on TV talkshows as for his impressive plays (e.g., “The Best Man”) and film adaptations (e.g., Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer”). | Read More<< PREVIOUS | HOME | NEXT >> Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 TV 11:00PM PT E! taps Stern for football half-time 2 Biz 12:00AM PT Jackson not liable for spec 3 Film 5:14PM PT Review: ‘I Will Follow’ 4 TV 7:03AM PT ‘Guantanamo,’ ‘Chernobyl’ win at Prix Italia 5 Film 8:12AM PT FFA awards $555,000 to ‘Drei’ Variety Jobs Creative Development Coordinator Triptyk Studios, New York, New York Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Media Specialist Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut Executive Director, Aspen Film Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado Associate Director, YouTuber & Gamer Partnerships Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.