Larry McMurtry

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Larry McMurtry
Larry Jeff McMurtry

(1936-06-03)June 3, 1936
DiedMarch 25, 2021(2021-03-25) (aged 84)
Archer City, Texas, U.S.
Years active1961–2021

Larry Jeff McMurtry (June 3, 1936 – March 25, 2021) was an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter.[1] His novels included Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975). Movies inspired by McMurtry's works earned 34 Oscar nominations (13 wins).

His 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove, was made into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations (seven wins).

McMurtry died on March 25, 2021, at his home in Archer City, Texas from congestive heart failure, aged 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hugh Rawson Archived August 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine "Screenings," American Heritage, April/May 2006.
  2. Garner, Dwight (March 26, 2021). "Larry McMurtry, Novelist of the American West, Dies at 84". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 26, 2021.