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Thomas Stearns Eliot
Born: 26 September 1888, St. Louis, MO, USA
Died: 4 January 1965, London, United Kingdom
Residence at the time of the award: United Kingdom
Prize motivation: "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry."
Prize share: 1/1
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