McMurtry, Larry

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McMurtry, Larry Gender: M
Larry Jeff McMurtry
born on 3 June 1936 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Wichita Falls, Texas, 33n55, 98w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Noel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°16' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°12 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°20'

Larry McMurtry (One of McMurtry's bookstores in Archer City, Texas)
photo: Surgeonsmate (talk) (Uploads), license gfdl


American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work was predominantly set in either the Old West or contemporary Texas. His novels included Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films. Films adapted from McMurtry's works have earned 34 Oscar nominations and 13 wins.

His 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove, was adapted into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations (seven wins). The subsequent three novels in his Lonesome Dove series were adapted as three more miniseries, earning eight more Emmy nominations. McMurtry and cowriter Diana Ossana adapted the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned eight Academy Award nominations with three wins, including McMurtry and Ossana for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2014, McMurtry received the National Humanities Medal.

In 1991 McMurtry underwent heart surgery. During his recovery, he suffered severe depression.

McMurtry married twice, and had one son, musician James McMurtry. Larry McMurtry died on 25 March 2021 at his home in Archer City, Texas, aged 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Medical procedure 1991 (Heart surgery)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Gary Noel, copy on file.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Heart)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (Guggenheim Fellowship)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Books)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screen)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award