Larry McMurtry


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

Died
March 25, 2021

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Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936. He is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and more than thirty screenplays.

His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film "Hud." A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini-series.

Among many other accolades, in 2006 he was the co-winner of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain."
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Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dov...

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Terms of Endearment

4.15 avg rating — 24,107 ratings — published 1975 — 45 editions
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The Last Picture Show

3.98 avg rating — 14,964 ratings — published 1966 — 44 editions
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3.97 avg rating — 13,884 ratings — published 1993 — 38 editions
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Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome D...

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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”
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