Larry McMurtry





Larry McMurtry

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born
in Wichita Falls, Texas, The United States
June 03, 1936

gender
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Among many other accolades he was the co-winner of an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain in 2006.

Larry McMurty was born in Wichita Falls Texas in 1936. His first published book Horseman, Pass By was adapted into the film "Hud".

McMurty went on to publish many more novels, a number of which went on to become movies as well as a TV mini-series.


Average rating: 4.12 · 166,424 ratings · 8,603 reviews · 76 distinct works · Similar authors
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Streets of Laredo
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Comanche Moon
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Dead Man's Walk
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Anything for Billy
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“If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.” ~spoken by Augustus McCrae”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
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