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Jim Harrison

  • Birthplace: Grayling, Michigan
  • Birthday: December 11
Date of passing: 
March 26, 2016

Jim Harrison was a poet, novelist and essayist, best known for penning the novella Legends of the Fall, which served as the basis for the 1994 film starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn. It was nominated for three Oscars, winning one for best cinematography.

Harrison also co-wrote the 1989 film Cold Feet and the 1994 horror film Wolf (for which he also served as an associate producer), starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader. Additionally, he wrote the novel and screenplay for the action film Revenge, starring Kevin Costner, and the novel Farmer, which was turned into the 1996 film Carried Away, starring Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving and Gary Busey.

In 1996, the dramatic television movie Dalva was released, based on Harrison's book of the same name. Starring Farrah Fawcett, Peter Coyote and Rod Steiger, the telefilm followed the story of a woman who had been pregnant as a teenager and given her baby up for adoption, then decides 30 years later to find her child.

Jim Harrison was a poet, novelist and essayist, best known for penning the novella Legends of the Fall, which served as the basis for the 1994 film starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn. It was nominated for three Oscars, winning one for best cinematography.

Harrison also co-wrote the 1989 film Cold Feet and the 1994 horror film Wolf (for which he also served as an associate producer), starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader. Additionally, he wrote the novel and screenplay for the action film Revenge, starring Kevin Costner, and the novel Farmer, which was turned into the 1996 film Carried Away, starring Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving and Gary Busey.

In 1996, the dramatic television movie Dalva was released, based on Harrison's book of the same name. Starring Farrah Fawcett, Peter Coyote and Rod Steiger, the telefilm followed the story of a woman who had been pregnant as a teenager and given her baby up for adoption, then decides 30 years later to find her child.

Harrison wrote more than 30 books over his career and was awarded numerous accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Academy of Arts grants and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountain & Plains Booksellers Association. His work was also featured in such publications as Esquire, Rolling Stone and Playboy.

Harrison died March 26, 2016, in Patagonia, Arizona. He was 78.

 

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