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Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard

Full Name Elmore Leonard
Date of Birth October 11, 1925
Date of Death 2013-08-20
Birthplace New Orleans
Birth City Louisiana
Country United States
Horoscope Libra

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Elmore Leonard Biography

Elmore Leonard is one of the most popular and richest Novelist who was born on October 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. American Crime fiction writer, Pulp Fiction Western fiction and pulp fiction creator. His most acclaimed works, like Get Shorty and Rum Punch which were made into films. He was awarded the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award in 2008, and also his National Book Award in 2012.

Hombre, his novel Hombre has been made into a movie starring His novel, Hombre, was made into a film starring Paul Newman..

He had three daughters and two children with the first woman he married, Beverly Claire Cline. Following his divorce in 1977 from Cline He was later married two more times: with Joan Shepard and Christine Kent.

NameElmore Leonard
First NameElmore
Last NameLeonard
BirthdayOctober 11
Birth Year1925
Place of BirthNew Orleans
Home TownLouisiana
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignLibra
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseChristine Kent , Joan Leanne Lancaster , Beverly Claire Cline
Children(s)Peter Leonard, Jane Leonard, Kate Leonard, Chris Leonard, Bill Leonard

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Elmore Leonard Net Worth

Elmore Leonard is one of the richest Novelist from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Elmore Leonard's net worth $8 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

His birthplace was New Orleans, Louisiana and spent the majority of his early life at Detroit, Michigan. In 1950 He graduated of Detroit’s University of Detroit with a degree in English and philosophy. He then began his career as a copywriter.

Jackie Brown, the The Quentin Tarantino film, Jackie Brown, was based on Leonard’s 1992 novel, Rum Punch. film, Jackie Brown, was inspired by Leonard’s Rum Punch, his novel. Rum Punch.

Net Worth (2024)$8 Million
Net Worth in 2023$8 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeNovelist
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Elmore Leonard's Height & Physical Stats

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WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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Who is Elmore Leonard Dating?

According to our records, Elmore Leonard married to Christine Kent , Joan Leanne Lancaster , Beverly Claire Cline. As of February 1, 2024, Elmore Leonard’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Elmore Ranked on the list of most popular Novelist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Elmore Leonard celebrates birthday on October 11 of every year.

What did Elmore Leonard think of Justified?

Although most Hollywood versions of his work left him disappointed, Leonard experienced a love affair of sorts with “Justified.” He liked the show, which was inspired by his short story “Fire in the Hole,” which featured Raylan. And the show liked him more.

How many Elmore Leonard books became movies?

Leonard’s influence was not limited to the printed page. To date, more than two dozen of his novels and stories have been adapted for film or television—a few of them more than once.

What was Elmore Leonard known for?

Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted as the film Jackie Brown). Leonard’s writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the FX television series Justified.

Is Elmore Leonard still alive?

August 20, 2013

How many Raylan Givens books are there?

Pronto(1993)Hardcover Paperback Kindle
Fire in the Hole(2001)Hardcover Paperback Kindle

Key Events

  1. Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter..

  2. In 1934, the family settled in Detroit. .

  3. He graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in 1943 and, after being rejected for the Marines for weak eyesight, immediately joined the Navy, where he served with the Seabees for three years in the South Pacific (gaining the nickname "Dutch", after pitcher Dutch Leonard). Enrolling at the University of Detroit in 1946, he pursued writing more seriously, entering his work in short story contests and submitting it to magazines for publication..

  4. He married Beverly Clare Cline in 1949, and they had five children together—two daughters and three sons—before divorcing in 1977. His second marriage in 1979, to Joan Leanne Lancaster (aka Joan Shepard), ended with her death in 1993..

  5. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. .

  6. He graduated in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy..

  7. Leonard had his first success in 1951 when Argosy published the short story "Trail of the Apaches.": 29  During the 1950s and early 1960s, he continued writing Westerns, publishing more than 30 short stories..

  8. He wrote his first novel, The Bounty Hunters, in 1953 and followed this with four other novels..

  9. His short story "Three-Ten to Yuma" (March 1953) and novels The Big Bounce (1969) and 52 Pick-Up have each been filmed twice. .

  10. The film Hombre (1967), starring Paul Newman, was an adaptation of Leonard's 1961 eponymous novel..

  11. In 1969, his first crime story titled The Big Bounce was published by Gold Medal Books..

  12. Leonard has also written several screenplays based on his novels, plus original screenplays such as Joe Kidd (1972)..

  13. Quentin Tarantino has optioned the right to adapt Leonard's novel Forty Lashes Less One (1972)..

  14. Five of his westerns were turned into major movies before 1972: The Tall T (Randolph Scott), 3:10 to Yuma (Glenn Ford), Hombre (Paul Newman), Valdez Is Coming (Burt Lancaster), and Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood). .

  15. In the 1980s his publisher was Arbor House, later also William Morrow & Company as an imprint of HarperCollins..

  16. Leonard believed that his books during the 1980s were becoming more humorous and that he was developing a style that was more free and easy..

  17. LaBrava, a novel set there published in 1983, was also the occasion for a New York Times review, in which Leonard moved from mystery suspense short story writer to novelist..

  18. The novel 52 Pick-Up was first adapted very loosely into the 1984 film The Ambassador (1984), starring Robert Mitchum and, two years later, under its original title starring Roy Scheider..

  19. His next book, an Atlantic City gambling story published in 1985 and titled Glitz, was his breakout in the crime genre..

  20. Aside from the short stories already noted, a number of Leonard's novels have been adapted as films, including Get Shorty (1990 novel, 1995 film), Out of Sight (1996 novel, 1998 film) and Rum Punch (1992 novel, 1997 film Jackie Brown)..

  21. Among film adaptations of his work are Jackie Brown (starring Pam Grier, directed by Quentin Tarantino) which is a "homage to the author's trademark rhythm and pace"; Get Shorty (1995, John Travolta and Gene Hackman); Out of Sight (1998, George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, directed by Steven Soderbergh) and the television series Justified..

  22. Leonard also contributed one chapter (the twelfth of thirteen) to the 1996 Miami Herald parody serial novel Naked Came the Manatee (ISBN 0-449-00124-5). .

  23. His ear for dialogue has been praised by writers such as Saul Bellow, Martin Amis, and Stephen King. "Your prose makes Raymond Chandler look clumsy," Amis told Leonard at a Writers Guild event in Beverly Hills in 1998..

  24. There are different reprints of his novels; in the 2000s these included editions from Weidenfeld & Nicolson..

  25. Many of these were abridgements, the last of which was Pagan Babies (2000) read by Steve Buscemi..

  26. His own favorites were the Dixie Mafia story Tishomingo Blues from 2002 and Freaky Deaky from 1988 about ex-hippie criminals..

  27. Later that same year, he married Christine Kent and they divorced in 2012..

  28. Initial reports stated that he was recovering, but on August 20, 2013, Leonard passed away at his home in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills of stroke complications..

  29. He suffered a stroke on July 29, 2013..

  30. All but three of Leonard's novels have been performed as audiobooks (the exceptions being Escape From Five Shadows {Escape from Five Shadows audiobook published by Harper Audio 2017}, Hombre, and La Brava)..