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Roderick William "Rory" Cameron (1913 - 18 September 1985) was an American travel writer. He wrote a number of travel books and also contributed to Life and Horizon magazines. For several years he was contributing editor of L'Oeil.
Cameron was born in 1913, the son of Roderick M. Cameron who married an Australian, Enid Lindemann, who, through a later marriage, became Countess of Kenmare in Ireland. His grandfather was a shipping magnate who founded R. W. Cameron & Company in New York.
He was educated at private schools in England and Switzerland, and later at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
e worked for the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War and spent much time in London.
He had no need to work, having inherited wealth, but produced a number of travel books and works of history. He also contributed to Life and Horizon magazines and for several years was contributing editor of L'Oeil. Apart from writing, his principal interest was interior design.
Cameron was bisexual and had relationships with men and women. He never married and had no children.
Cameron died of AIDS related illnesses at his home in Menerbes, France, on 18 September 1985. He was survived by a half-brother, Lord Waterpark of London, and a half-sister, Patricia O'Neill of Cape Province, South Africa.
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