Louis LaMore Biography (1908-1988)

Born Louis Dearborn LaMoore; born March 22, 1908, in Jamestown, NY; died June10, 1988, in Los Angeles, CA; buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA; son of Louis Charles (a veterinarian and farm-machinery salesman) and Emily (maiden name, Dearborn) Moore; married Katherine Elizabeth Adams, February 19, 1956; children: Beau Dearborn, Angelique Gabrielle. Career: Writer. Lecturer at man universities including University of Oklahoma, Baylor University, University of Southern California, and University of Redlands; previously worked as a longshoreman, lumberjack, miner, elephant handler, hay shocker, boxer, flume builder, sailor, and fruit packer. Military service: U.S. Army, lieutenant, 1942-46. Member: Writers Guild of America-West, Western Writers of America, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, American Siam Society, California Writers Guild, California Academy of Sciences. Awards,Honors: Academy Award nomination, best writing--motion picture story, 1954, for Hondo; Western Writers of America Award, best novel, 1969, forDown the Long Hills; LL.D., Jamestown College, 1972; Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, North Dakota, 1972; American Book Award, 1980, for Bendigo Shafter; Buffalo Bill Award, 1981; LL.D., University of LaVerne, 1981; LL.D., North Dakota State University, 1981; National Genealogical SocietyAward, 1981; Congressional Gold Medal, 1983; Presidential Medal of Freedom,1984; LL.D., Pepperdine University, 1984.

Birth Details
March 22, 1908
Jamestown, New York, United States
Death Details
June 10, 1988
Los Angeles, California, United States

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