Elmore Leonard biography

Elmore Leonard

Novelist, Author

1925 – 2013

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Who was Elmore Leonard?

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.

Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch. Leonard's writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the current FX television series Justified.

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Born
Oct 11, 1925
New Orleans
Also known as
  • Elmore John Leonard Jr.
  • Dutch
  • E. Leonard
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
Lived in
  • Michigan
  • Louisiana
Died
Aug 20, 2013
Bloomfield Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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