Robert Lee Gale: Pitt professor was prolific biographer of famous authors

Gale's body of work, an astonishing 68 tomes written over the decades, includes critical biographies of literary giants such as Mark Twain, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

A World War II veteran, Gale was penning yet another book when he fell Nov. 11—Veterans Day—severely injuring his hip. He died on Nov. 26, 2020, of complications related to his injuries. He was 100.

Read a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obituary