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Louis L’Amour

Biography

Writer of 100 popular books about the American frontier. Was raised in Jamestown, that was mainly farm property, and would play Cowboys and Indians in the family members barn aswell as help his dad along with his veterinary practice. I am a traditional western, and technology fiction, and nonfiction article writer. Louis’ parents had been called Emily Dearborn LaMoore and Loius Charles LaMoore. John Wayne was a lover of my writings.

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Full Name Louis L'Amour
Date Of Birth March 22, 1908
Died June 10, 1988, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Jamestown, ND
Profession Novelist
Nationality American
Spouse Katherine Elizabeth Adams
Children Beau L'Amour, Angelique L'Amour
Parents Louis Charles LaMoore, Emily Dearborn LaMoore
Siblings Clarice LaMoore, Edna LaMoore Waldo, Parker LaMoore, Emmy Lou LaMoore, John LaMoore, Yale Freeman LaMoore, Clara LaMoore
Awards Spur Award for Best Novel, National Book Award for Western
Nominations Academy Award for Best Story
Movies Hondo, Conagher, Crossfire Trail, The Quick and the Dead, The Shadow Riders, Catlow, Heller in Pink Tights, The Man Called Noon, The Burning Hills, Stranger on Horseback, The Diamond of Jeru, Apache Territory, Four Guns to the Border, Kid Rodelo, East of Sumatra, Taggart, Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado, Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1In early 1956, 20th Century Fox optioned his soon to be published novel, Sitka, for Dick Powell to produce and direct. The film was to be Powell's first project with the studio under a multi-picture deal signed the previous year. The novel was published in 1957 but the film was not made. The novel was also sent to MGM but no producer at that studio was interested in acquiring it.
2Was so prolific that, decades after his passing, L'Amour's estate is still unearthing lost or unpublished works.
3Wrote 17 novels and short stories in his generation-spanning series "The Sacketts." Prior to his death he had planned to write 7-8 more novels in the series, including a novel set during the American Revolution and a novel about mountain men.
4Father of Beau L'Amour.
5Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 503-505. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
6Served in the United States Merchant Marines.
7He wrote over 100 novels and dozens of short stories, almost all of them dealing with the American West. In 1983, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Freedom by the United States Congress for his large body of work.
8Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, just outside and to the right of the entrance to the Great Mausoleum where the "Last Supper" stained-glass window is located.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Diamond of Jeru2001TV Movie short story
Crossfire Trail2001TV Movie book
Shaughnessy1996TV Movie novel "The Iron Marshal"
Conagher1991TV Movie novel
The Quick and the Dead1987TV Movie novel
Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills1986TV Movie novel
Five Mile CreekTV Series novel "The Cherokee Trail" - 13 episodes, 1984 - 1985 series concept inspired by "The Cherokee Trail" - 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984 inspiration "The Cherokee Trail" - 2 episodes, 1984
The Shadow Riders1982TV Movie novel
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1981TV Series story - 1 episode
The Sacketts1979TV Mini-Series novels "The Daybreakers" & "Sackett" - 2 episodes
The Man Called Noon1973novel
Cancel My Reservation1972novel "The Broken Gun"
Catlow1971novel "Catlow"
Shalako1968novel
Hondo1967TV Series character - 17 episodes
Hondo and the Apaches1967TV Movie story "The Gift of Cochise"
Kid Rodelo1966novel
Taggart1964novel
Guns of the Timberland1960novel
Heller in Pink Tights1960novel "Heller with a Gun"
The TexanTV Series written by - 1 episode, 1959 story - 1 episode, 1959
Apache Territory1958from a novel by
Sugarfoot1957-1958TV Series story - 2 episodes
The Tall Stranger1957story
Maverick1957TV Series magazine story - 1 episode
Utah Blaine1957novel
Hart of Honolulu1956TV Movie from a story by
The Ford Television Theatre1956TV Series short story - 1 episode
The Burning Hills1956novel
Schlitz PlayhouseTV Series story - 1 episode, 1956 original story - 1 episode, 1956
Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado1956novel "Kilkenny"
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV Series story - 1 episode
City Detective1955TV Series story - 1 episode
Stranger on Horseback1955story
Climax!1955TV Series story - 1 episode
Treasure of Ruby Hills1955short story: Rider of the Ruby Hills
Four Guns to the Border1954story
Hondo1953story
East of Sumatra1953story
Rebound1952TV Series teleplay - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conagher1991TV Movie dedicated to the memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The Sacketts1979TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Bob Braun Show1975TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1973TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986Golden BootGolden Boot Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1954OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Motion Picture StoryHondo (1953)


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#Quote
1A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.


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