- NAME: Elmore Leonard
- OCCUPATION: Author
- BIRTH DATE: October 11, 1925
- DEATH DATE: August 20, 2013
- EDUCATION: University of Detroit
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
- PLACE OF DEATH: Bloomfield Village, Detroit, Michigan
- Full Name: Elmore John Leonard Jr.
- AKA: Elmore John Leonard
- Nickname: Dickens of Detroit
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Elmore Leonard was an American novelist best known for writing crime novels and Westerns, many of which have been made into popular films, including Out of Sight, Get Shorty and 3:10 to Yuma.
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Hollywood came calling shortly after, and many of Leonard's novels were adapted into movies, including the crime smashes Get Shorty and Jackie Brown.
Leonard spent his later years in Oakland Country, Michigan. The prolific writer died on August 20, 2013, at the age of 87, in Bloomfield Village, Detroit, Michigan. He was survived by his third wife, Christine Kent, and five children.
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