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Louis L'Amour (1908–1988)


Louis L'Amour was born on March 22, 1908 in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA as Louis Dearborn LaMoore. He was a writer, known for Hondo (1953), East of Sumatra (1953) and Apache Territory (1958). He was married to Kathy Adams. He died on June 10, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Hondo Writer
(1953)
(1953)
(1958)
(1983-1985)

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 2001 The Diamond of Jeru (TV Movie) (short story)
 2001 Crossfire Trail (TV Movie) (book)
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie) (novel "The Iron Marshal")
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie) (novel)
 1987 The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie) (novel)
 1986 Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills (TV Movie) (novel)
  Five Mile Creek (TV Series) (novel "The Cherokee Trail" - 13 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (series concept inspired by "The Cherokee Trail" - 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (inspiration "The Cherokee Trail" - 2 episodes, 1984)
- One Fine Day (1985) ... (novel "The Cherokee Trail")
- A Lot of Hot Air (1985) ... (novel "The Cherokee Trail")
- A Death in the Family (1985) ... (novel "The Cherokee Trail")
- The Great Coach Race (1985) ... (novel "The Cherokee Trail")
- A Fish Out of Water (1985) ... (novel "The Cherokee Trail")
 1982 The Shadow Riders (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Cherokee Trail (1981) ... (story)
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Mini Series) (novels "The Daybreakers" & "Sackett" - 2 episodes)
- Part II (1979) ... (novels "The Daybreakers" & "Sackett")
- Part I (1979) ... (novels "The Daybreakers" & "Sackett")
 1973 The Man Called Noon (novel)
 1972 Cancel My Reservation (novel "The Broken Gun")
 1971 Catlow (novel "Catlow")
 1968 Shalako (novel)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series) (character - 17 episodes)
- Hondo and the Rebel Hat (1967) ... (character)
- Hondo and the Apache Trail (1967) ... (character)
- Hondo and the Gladiators (1967) ... (character)
- Hondo and the Hanging Town (1967) ... (character)
- Hondo and the Death Drive (1967) ... (character)
 1967 Hondo and the Apaches (TV Movie) (story "The Gift of Cochise")
 1966 Kid Rodelo (story)
 1964 Taggart (based on the novel by)
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Kinfolk (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Guns of the Timberland (novel)
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights (novel "Heller with a Gun")
  The Texan (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1959) (story - 1 episode, 1959)
- No Place to Stop (1959) ... (written by)
- The Marshal of Yellow Jacket (1959) ... (story)
 1958 Apache Territory (from a novel by)
 1957-1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Dead Hills (1958) ... (story)
- The Strange Land (1957) ... (story)
 1957 The Tall Stranger (story)
 1957 Maverick (TV Series) (magazine story - 1 episode)
- Stage West (1957) ... (magazine story)
 1957 Utah Blaine (novel)
 1956 Hart of Honolulu (TV Movie) (from a story by)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Duffy's Man (1956) ... (short story)
 1956 The Burning Hills (novel)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (original story - 1 episode, 1956)
- Flowers for Jenny (1956) ... (story)
- Showdown at Painted Rock (1956) ... (original story)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (novel "Kilkenny")
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Defense of Sentinel (1956) ... (story)
 1955 City Detective (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Man Down, Woman Screaming (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Stranger on Horseback (story)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Mojave Kid (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Treasure of Ruby Hills (short story: Rider of the Ruby Hills)
 1954 Four Guns to the Border (story)
 1953 Hondo (story)
 1953 East of Sumatra (story)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- One Night Stand (1952) ... (teleplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour (compiled by Angelique L'Amour) See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tex Burns | Jim Mayo

Spouse:

Kathy Adams  (his death)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 503-505. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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