At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
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More than 300 attend Elmore Leonard's funeral

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- More than 300 people attended the funeral for crime novelist Elmore Leonard Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham, Mich.
Author Elmore Leonard dead at 87

Author Elmore Leonard dead at 87

DETROIT, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Famed author Elmore Leonard has died at his Detroit home three weeks after suffering a stroke, his Facebook page said.

Author Elmore Leonard recovering from stroke

DETROIT, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Elmore Leonard's researcher says the novelist and screenwriter remained hospitalized in a Detroit-area hospital Tuesday, a week after he suffered a stroke.

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Elmore Leonard and wife divorcing

DETROIT, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Crime novelist Elmore Leonard and his wife of 18 years are divorcing, court records in Michigan show.

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FX orders Season 2 of 'Justified'

FX orders Season 2 of 'Justified'

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- FX says it has ordered a second season of "Justified," its U.S. drama series based on Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole."
Olyphant lands FX pilot

Olyphant lands FX pilot

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Timothy Olyphant has signed on to star in an FX drama pilot based on Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole," the pilot's producer said.

Western Writers to honor Elmore Leonard

ALBUQUERQUE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Western Writers of America has announced its plans to honor author Elmore Leonard for his lifetime contribution to the genre.

Screenwriter Amini to tackle Jack Ryan

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The literary character Jack Ryan will soon be back on U.S. movie screens as screenwriter Hossein Amini has been hired for a new Ryan film, industry sources say.

Lane, Jane & Rourke to shoot 'Killshot'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke will star in the Weinstein brothers' film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel "Killshot."

Feature: What he really wants to do

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Matthew Carnahan, a Hollywood writer who lives with Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Helen Hunt, has turned his attention to writing novels -- following in the f
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Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (born October 11, 1925) is a American novelist and screenwriter.

His earliest published novels in the 1950s were westerns, and Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, several of which have been adapted into successful motion pictures or TV movies.

Leonard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but since his father worked as a site locator for General Motors, the family moved frequently for several years. In 1934, the family finally settled in Detroit, Michigan. Leonard has made the Detroit area his home ever since.

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