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Chester Ellsworth Gillette (August 9, 1883 – March 30, 1908), an American convicted murderer, became the basis for the fictional character Clyde Griffiths in Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy, which was the basis of the 1931 film An American Tragedy and the 1951 film A Place in the Sun.
American convicted murderer
Chester Ellsworth Gillette
(1883-08-09)August 9, 1883
|Died||March 30, 1908(1908-03-30) (aged 24)|
|Cause of death||Execution by electrocution|
|Conviction(s)||First degree murder|
|Date||July 11, 1906|