Jerome David (J.D.) Salinger was born in Manhattan, New York. His father was a Jewish importer of Kosher cheese. His nickname was "Sonny".J.D. Salinger Death
Harold Ober Associates announced Salinger's death, saying that he died of natural causes.J.D. Salinger Marriage
In 1945, Salinger married a French doctor named Sylvia (tdivorced). In 1955, Salinger married Claire Douglas, (Robert Langton Douglas' daughter); the relationship ended in 1967.J.D. Salinger's Military Career
Salinger attended a military academy for a short time, and later fought with bravery in World War II. He was involved in the storming of Normandy and was involved with the battle Hürtgenwald.J.D. Salinger Writing Career
J.D. Salinger published The Catcher in the Rye in 1952, and he never published another novel in his lifetime. A short story collection, Nine Stories, followed the next year, 1953. He then published Franny and Zooey (1961), and a collection of two novellas, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963). His novella, "Hapworth 16, 1924," appeared in The New Yorker on June 19, 1965 (his last published work). He was famously reclusive, avoiding all interviews and interactions with fans.
J.D. Salinger famously said: "I love to write and I assure you I write regularly... But I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it."