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Toni Morrison Biography, Age, Death, Ex-husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 8, 2019

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Short Biography

Toni Morrison was born on 18-02-1931 in Lorain in the state of Ohio, United States. She was an American Novelist, Writer, Author, Essayist, Editor & Professor.

Other Name: Chloe Ardelia Wofford
Other Professions: Writer Author Essayist Editor Professor

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Toni Morrison’s birth name was Chloe Ardelia Wofford. She was one of the most prolific professor and a novelist who in her career had won various prestigious awards for her literary works. Most notable of them being Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize among various other awards that she managed to win. 
She was arguably one of the most accomplished authors in the genre of the African American literature. It was her father who introduced her with the fables and the stories of the African culture which mainly influenced her writings. She was primarily a professor and started writing by getting associated with an informal group of poets and writers. Her first published novel was titled ‘The Bluest Eye’. Her novel was highly praised by critics and that motivated her to write more. She inherited a unique style of writing which was characterized by descriptive dialogues, rich depictions of Black American culture and epic themes. She in a decorated career wrote various novels which were highly praised by critics and also won her numerous awards as well. 
Among all her novel one that needs a special mention is her novel titled ‘Song of Solomon’ which was the first novel by an Afro American writer to be chosen in the main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club in almost 4 decades. She rose to stardom and her novel ‘Beloved’ took her popularity to even greater heights. This novel clinched her the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. This book was later made into a film of the same title.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Toni Morrison died on 05-08-2019 at Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, New York City, United States. She died at the age of 88 due to Pneumonia.

DEATHDAY 5 August,2019 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE The Bronx, New York City, New York

Toni Morrison Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Ramah and George Wofford. She had 3 siblings. She was married to Harold Morrison from 1958 to 1964. Together the couple had  2 sons named Harold Ford Morrison, and Slade Morrison.

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Lorain, Ohio
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address New York City, New York, U.S.
School N/A
College Howard University, Washington D.C.
Cornell University Ithaca, New York
Qualification MA
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Divorced
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Porsche and BMW


Favorite Sport Basketball

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Toni Morrison

  • Her novel ‘Song of Solomon’ is one of her major novels. The book not only won the National Books Critics Award but was also cited by the Swedish Academy in awarding her the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • Her last novel 'God Help the Child' was published in 2015.
  • Morrison was the subject of a film entitled 'Imagine – Toni Morrison Remembers', directed by Pablo from 6th and shown on BBC1 television on July 15, 2015.
  • She was a proud recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom which she won in 2012.
  • The New York Times Book Review named Beloved the best novel of the past 25 years in 2006.

Toni Morrison Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Toni Morrison was 88 years 5 months & 15 days old age.