|Birthname||Louis Dearborn L'Amour|
|born on||22 March 1908|
|Place||Jamestown, North Dakota, 46n55, 98w42|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||01°43' or|
American novelist and short-story writer whose books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work "frontier stories"). However, he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (Haunted Mesa), non-fiction (Frontier), as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into films.
L'Amour's books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death almost all of his 105 existing works (89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and two full-length works of nonfiction) were still in print, and he was "one of the world's most popular writers".
In 1982 he received the Congressional Gold Medal, and in 1984 President Ronald Reagan awarded L'Amour the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
L'Amour died from lung cancer on 10 June 1988, aged 80, in Los Angeles.
- lover relationship with Jurado, Katy (born 16 January 1924)
Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, Jamestown Weekly Alert (Jamestown, North Dakota), 9 April 1908, page 3. No time given.
Starkman rectified to 09.08.58 CST Asc 4Gem31'
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung, terminal)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Cancer)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Lung cancer)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Education of a Wandering Man")
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror (Sci-fi)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Awards : Public Service
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award
- Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Presidential Medal of Freedom)