Larry McMurtry

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Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry

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Larry McMurtry

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: June 03, 1936
Date of Passing: March 25, 2021
Birthplace: Archer City, Texas
Obituary: Deadline

Larry McMurtry was an American novelist and screenwriter.

He is perhaps best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, which was adapted into several popular Emmy-winning mini-series.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of North Texas and a Master’s degree of Arts from Rice University, McMurtry would set most of his work in the Old West or contemporary Texas.

He became well known for writing film adaptations of his own literary work: Hud (1963), The Last Picture Show (1971), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Larry McMurtry was an American novelist and screenwriter.

He is perhaps best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, which was adapted into several popular Emmy-winning mini-series.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of North Texas and a Master’s degree of Arts from Rice University, McMurtry would set most of his work in the Old West or contemporary Texas.

He became well known for writing film adaptations of his own literary work: Hud (1963), The Last Picture Show (1971), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Brokeback Mountain (2005).

McMurtry also wrote several mini-series and teleplays based on his novels including Buffalo Girls, Streets of Laredo, Dead Man’s Walk, Johnson County War, and Comanche Moon.

In 1988, he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special for his work on The Murder of Mary Phagan.

McMurtry died March 25, 2021, in Tucson, Arizona. He was 84.

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