|Gore Vidal (left) and Elise Cowen|
I said a little bit more about each on their birth and death dates HERE and HERE. Gore was born 8 years before Cowen but outlived her by many years (86 v. 28).
Given my personal history with depression, I should note here that Cowen ended her own life (not dissimilarly to Natalie Jackson) by throwing herself out of her parents' 7th floor window.
If you are thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to about emotional distress in your life, you can text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
RIP, Mr.* Vidal, and Happy Birthday, Ms.* Cowen.
*These are guesses at preferred pronouns. If I'm wrong, let me know.