Tom Clancy

Active - 1990 - 2002  |   Born - Apr 12, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States  |   Died - Oct 1, 2013   |   Genres - Thriller, Spy Film, History, Action

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  • Joined the Army ROTC in college, but was told he was too near-sighted to be considered for a military career.
  • Worked as an insurance agent before becoming an author.
  • First novel, The Hunt for Red October, was released in 1984; then-President Reagan praised the book, which led to a huge increase in sales.
  • Co-founded Red Storm Entertainment in 1996, which released video games based on his books.
  • Was a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles and nearly bought the Minnesota Vikings before his divorce derailed his plans.