Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies aged 77

Sep 18 2020

Tributes have been paid to Winston Groom, the author of the novel Forrest Gump, who has died aged 77.

His work was adapted into a 1994 blockbuster film starring Tom Hanks. Forrest Gump was a cultural sensation and grossed more than $683m (£527m) at the global box office on its way to winning six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Hanks.
Winston Groom signs books at a New York City bookstore in 1995.

Following the success of Forrest Gump, Groom wrote a follow-up in 1995 called Gump and Co. As well as fiction, Groom, a former journalist, also wrote non-fiction on a range of subjects, including the American civil war.

Source: The Guardian

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