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Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies aged 77

Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies aged 77

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 19/09/2020
Groom's death was confirmed by Alabama governor Kay Ivey. [image: celebrity life]

Writer Winston Groom, whose novel Forrest Gump was made into the hugely successful Oscar-winning 1994 film starring Tom Hanks, has died aged 77.

The book, about the childlike optimism of a slow-thinking but kind-hearted man, won six Oscars including best film and actor, plus three Golden Globes.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and also starring Sally Field and Robin Wright, it made US $683 million.

Groom's death was confirmed by Alabama governor Kay Ivey.

[Source: BBC]

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