- Date of Birth:
- April 12, 1947
Tom Clancy (born Thomas Leo Clancy in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947 was a bestselling American author known for his Cold War Storylines. He passed away on October 1 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Best Known For:
Tom Clancy is best known for being a best-selling author who wrote military thrillers taking place around the time of the Cold War. Tom’s first novel The Hunt for Red October was published in 1984; it sold over five million copies, and became the basis for the 1990 film, starring Sean Connery. His novel, Clear and Present Danger was the no. 1 best selling novel in the 1980s, selling over 1.6 million copies in hardcover.
Tom Clancy was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles. He is survived by his wife Alexandra Marie Llewellyn and their daughter, as well as four children from his previous marriage to Wanda King.