Winston Groom

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Winston Francis Groom Jr. (March 23, 1943 – September 17, 2020)[1][2][3] was an American novelist and non-fiction writer. He was born in Washington, D.C. but raised near Mobile, Alabama.

He was best known for writing Forrest Gump, which was made into the popular 1994 movie Forrest Gump. He published a sequel, Gump and Co., in 1995.

He also wrote many non-fiction works such as about the American Civil War and World War I.

Groom died on September 17, 2020 in Fairhope, Alabama from a heart attack at the age of 77.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Thornton, William (2020-09-17). "'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77". AL.com. Alabama Media Group. Retrieved 2020-09-20. died Thursday ... This post was corrected Sept. 18 to give the correct date of death.
  2. Blount, Serena (March 25, 2010). "Winston Groom". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  3. "2009 College of Communication and Information Sciences Hall of Fame Inductees: Winston F. Groom, Jr". UA News. University of Alabama. September 23, 2009. Archived from the original on June 11, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2010.