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Elmore John Leonard, Jr.

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Birthplace: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: Died in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland, Michigan, United States
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Son of Elmore John Leonard, Sr. and Flora Amelia Leonard
Husband of Joan Shepard and <private> Leonard (Kent)
Ex-husband of <private> Cline
Father of <private> Jones (Leonard); <private> Leonard; <private> Leonard; <private> Leonard and <private> Dudley (Leonard)
Brother of <private> Leonard

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About Elmore Leonard

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest published novels 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 (adapted for the movie Jackie Brown). Leonard's short stories include ones that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the current TV series on FX, Justified.

Leonard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Flora Amelia (née Rive) and Elmore John Leonard, Sr.[1] Because 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, where Leonard spent his entire life.

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Elmore Leonard's Timeline

1925
October 11, 1925
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1949
1949
Age 23
1977
1977
Age 51
1979
1979
Age 53
2013
August 20, 2013
Age 87
Bloomfield Hills, Oakland, Michigan, United States