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Forrest Gump author Winston Groom passes away aged 77 in hometown Alabama

Forrest Gump author Winston Groom passes away aged 77 in hometown Alabama

Firstpost p Forrest Gump author Winston Groom passes away aged 77 in hometown Alabama p Winston Groom, the writer whose novel Forrest Gump was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop-cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.“While he will be remembered for creating Forrest Gump, Winston Groom was a talented journalist and noted author of American history.Forrest Gump was the improbable tale of a slow-witted but mathematically gifted man who was a participant or witness to key points of 20th Century history — from Alabama segregationist Governor George Wallace’s “stand at the schoolhouse door,” to meetings with presidents.His service included a tour in Vietnam — one of the settings for Forrest Gump.

It was Forrest Gump — and the success of the 1994 movie starring Tom Hanks in the iconic role of Gump, as well as Sally Field and Gary Sinise — that earned him widespread fame and some financial success.“But Forrest Gump is really actually quite a fine novel.

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