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Louis L'Amour
Born Louis Dearborn LaMoore
(1908-03-22)March 22, 1908
Jamestown, North Dakota, U.S.
Died June 10, 1988(1988-06-10) (aged 80)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Pen name Tex Burns
Occupation Novelist, short story writer
Language English
Nationality American
Genres Western, science fiction, adventure, non-fiction
Spouse Katherine Elizabeth Adams
Children Beau, Angelique
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars World War II

Louis Dearborn L'Amour (rhymes with tour; March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American writer. He wrote Western novels (though he called his work "frontier stories"), 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. 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".

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