|Born||Louis Dearborn LaMoore|
March 22, 1908
Jamestown, North Dakota, U.S.
|Died||June 10, 1988 (aged 80)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park|
|Pen name||Tex Burns|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Genres||Western, science fiction, adventure, non-fiction|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Louis Dearborn L'Amour (/ˈluːi ləˈmʊər/; born Louis Dearborn LaMoore; March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He wrote mostly Western novels, which he called "frontier stories". He also also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (Haunted Mesa), non-fiction (Frontier), and poetry and short-story collections. He received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in 1979.
After his death, his wife Katie and his children Beau and Angelique continued using the surnamer "L'Amour".
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Golden Plate Awardees of the American Academy of Achievement". www.achievement.org. American Academy of Achievement.
- ↑ "Awards Banquet Draws 'Giants of Endeavor'" (PDF). The Salt Lake Tribune.
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