Alan Le May biography

Alan Le May

Novelist, Film story contributor

1899 – 1964

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Who was Alan Le May?

Alan Brown Le May was an American novelist and screenplay writer.

He is most remembered for two classic Western novels, The Searchers and The Unforgiven. They were adapted into the motion pictures The Searchers and The Unforgiven.

He also wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for Reap the Wild Wind and Blackbeard the Pirate, North West Mounted Police, and the novel for Along Came Jones, as well as a score of other screenplays and an assortment of novels and short stories. Le May also wrote and directed High Lonesome.

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Born
Jun 3, 1899
Indianapolis
Also known as
  • Alan Brown Le May
  • Alan Lemay
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
Died
Apr 27, 1964
Hollywood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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