Art Buchwald Kundali AstroNidan
Birth Date: Oct. 20, 1925
Birth Time: 1 p.m.
Birth City: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Degree : 26º49'30.4"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 11º41'43.92"
Moon Sign
Pada : 3
Degree : 0º16'12.06"
Last updated at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Created at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Kundali Details Birth details and configuration for astrological analysis

Birth Details

Gender Male
Weekday Tuesday
Date Oct. 20, 1925
Time 1 p.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Geo-location 40ºN54'45.36", 73ºW50'13.49"
Timezone America/New_York

Residence Details

City Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Timezone America/New_York

Ayansmha Preference

Ayanmsha True Chitra
Ayanmsha Value 22º48'0.79"


Birth Time (America/New_York) Oct. 20, 1925, 01:00:00 PM
Birth Time (UTC) Oct. 20, 1925, 06:00:00 PM
Birth Time (LMT) Oct. 20, 1925, 01:04:39 PM
Birth Time (Julian) 2424444.25
LMT Correction (in Hrs) -4.9225

Birth Place Location of birth place on map - Lat: 40ºN54'45.36" Lon: 73ºW50'13.49"

Life Attributes List of attributes/tags and tag associated with this kundali.


Awards | Pulitzer prize Book Collection | Culture Collection Famous | Top 5% of Profession


Personality | Humorous, Witty


Financial | Gain - Financial success in field Home | Many moves


Military | Combat Military | Military service Writers | Autobiographer Writers | Columnist/ journalist Writers | Humor Writers | Textbook/ Non-fiction


Childhood | Family traumatic event Childhood | Memories Bad Childhood | Parent, Single or Step Parenting | Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids Relationship | Marriage more than 15 Yrs Relationship | Number of Marriages


Body Part Problems | Kidney Major Diseases | Stroke Psychological | Depression Psychological | Psychotic Episode


Death | Long life more than 80 yrs


Criminal Perpetrator | Lawsuit instigated

Life Story Story of person and major life events assoicated with this Kundali

American Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, columnist, raconteur and bon vivant. Looking like a genial bulldog dressed in a brightly-colored sports jacket and slacks and puffing a cigar, he begins an anecdote. His eyes light up, his face crinkles and he transforms into an impish boy hoping the world will like him. He survived a painful childhood, as his mom went into a mental institution when he was three months old. Raised in the Hebrew Orphanage in New York, he saw his dad once a week, and he was shifted into six successive foster homes. One of the dysfunctional families he spent time with told such horrid stories of demons that he had nightmares for years afterwards. He told of losing his virginity at 15 to a hotel chambermaid. When he ran away to join the military in 1942 to see action in the South Pacific, he thought that the Marines were the best foster family he'd ever had. After university, he moved to Paris in 1948 where he joined the Herald Tribune for which he wrote a regular column, "Paris After Dark." Subject to bouts of deep depression, he periodically plunged into suicidal darkness. He spent a month in a hospital in 1963 and again in 1987, during which time he continued writing. His book, "Leaving Home," was a best-selling memoir of his traumatic childhood, identifying the depths of his crippling depression. Going public about his illness in 1994, he offered hope to the some 17.5 million adult Americans who suffer from the agony of clinical depression. Buchwald turned his pain into humor with the creation of political word cartoons and syndicated humor columns that were printed in 510 newspapers. Humor was his salvation, the antidote to the misery of his youth. By 1981 he had written 24 books, including three memoirs. The first, "Leaving Home," speaks of his childhood, his three-year hitch as a WW II Marine in the Pacific and three years at USC. "I'll Always Have Paris" covers the European years, a hilarious recounting of his adventures that took him from the grungy Polish hotel in Montparnasse to the yachts of the "Onassi," from picking up girls in the Louvre to squiring Gina Lollobrigida to a gala in Monaco, from his peasant palate to gourmet dining, from counting pennies to bar-hopping at the St. Moritz. He also writes of the courtship of his beloved wife Ann McGarrey, whom he married in 1952 and the adoption of their three kids in Ireland, Spain and France. His books include, "I Am Not a Crook" in 1974 and "Down the Seine and Up the Potomac" in 1977. The Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary was awarded to him in 1982. Four years later, in 1986, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. On January 8, 1990, Buchwald won a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures that awarded him over $5 million. The money was his share of the profits on one of his script treatments that was later used for a hit movie starring Eddie Murphy. He and his wife were separated in 1992, and Ann died in 1994. Buchwald lived quietly in a Washington, D.C. apartment, keeping in touch with family, friends and his three grandsons, all the while writing. He alternated living in Martha’s Vineyard where he often held court with other famous visitors and neighbors. On June 16, 2000 he suffered a stroke that left him in intensive care, serious but stable condition. His health continued to fail. In early February 2006 he checked into a Washington, DC nursing home as part of a hospice program and began to plan his funeral. One of his legs had been amputated below the knee because of poor circulation and he was facing dialysis and imminent death. Shortly afterwards, he made public his decision to forego dialysis, telling one reporter that "I had two decisions. Continue dialysis, and that's boring to do three times a week, and I don't know where that's going, or I can just enjoy life and see where it takes me." In the style that endeared him to so many, he amused his visitors, family, fans and the hospice staff with humorous snippets and matter-of-fact wisdom about the end of life, preparing for his own death with grace and dignity. "I never realized that dying was so much fun," he wrote in one column. As he recounts it, he was on his way to heaven, but went to Martha’s Vineyard instead. In July 2006 he arrived home with a functional kidney, quipping “Some people bless their hearts; I bless my kidney.... Now I have a new leg. I have a life. I have a book I hope to finish soon. It's called “Too Soon to Say Goodbye” and the subject is, as he puts it, "the man who wouldn't die." The humorist died on the evening of January 17, 2007 in Washington, DC, of kidney failure. Link to Wikipedia biography Link to Astrodienst discussion forum

Life Events List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Significant Money Gain

Jan. 1, 1990

Financial : Gain significant money 8 January 1990 (Awarded $5 million on law suit) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

First Affair

Jan. 1, 1941

Relationship : First Sex 1941 (Lost virginity at 15)



Jan. 1, 1952

Relationship : Marriage 1952 (Ann McGarry)


Relationship End

Jan. 1, 1992

Relationship : End significant relationship 1992 (Wife of 40 years)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Joined Organization

Jan. 1, 1942

Social : Joined group 1942 (Joined Marines WW II)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Residence Change

Jan. 1, 1948

Family : Change residence 1948 (Moved to Paris as a reporter)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Psychotic Episode

Jan. 1, 1963

Mental Health : Psychotic episode 1963 (Month in hospital rehab)


Psychotic Episode

Jan. 1, 1987

Mental Health : Psychotic episode 1987 (Month in hospital rehab)



June 16, 2000

Health : Medical diagnosis 16 June 2000 at 12:00 noon in Washington, DC (Serious stroke, intensive care) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Jan. 17, 2007

Death by Disease 17 January 2007 (Of kidney failure, age 81, in Washington, DC) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Jan. 1, 1990

Crime : Law suit 8 January 1990 (Won suit against Paramount) .

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