(March 4, 1948- )
Born in Los Angeles, California
Birth name is Lee Earle Ellroy
Author of 'L.A. Confidential,' 'White Jazz,' and 'The Black Dahlia'
Why he might be annoying
As an attention-seeking teen, he advocated the return of slavery.
He nearly destroyed his brain from abusing sinus medication Benzedrex.
A Nazi rant during English class got him kicked out of high school.
He divorced twice.
He called the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers an 'aberration.'
Why he might not be annoying
The Hardy Boys inspired him to write crime fiction.
His mother was brutally murdered in 1958.
He channeled his frustration over his mother's unsolved killing into his novel 'The Black Dahlia.'
He recovered from clinical depression and alcoholism.
Several of his books were adapted into successful films.
Credit: Black Chic
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