Charles Portis

Charles Portis

Original Name Charles McColl Portis
Birth
El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, USA
Death 17 Feb 2020 (aged 86)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 207180343 · View Source
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Author. He is remembered for his penning of the novel "True Grit" (1968) which was made into a 1969 motion picture adaptation staring John Wayne who won an Academy Award for his role. He served as a sergeant with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and following his return home, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas where he received his degree in Journalism. He worked at several newspapers including the New York Herald Tribune where he was assigned as a correspondent in London, prior to focussing on writing. He wrote his first novel "Norwood" (1966) which became a 1970 motion picture adaptation. "True Grit" was remade into a 2010 film adaptation which starred Jeff Bridges.

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  • Added: 17 Feb 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 207180343
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Portis (28 Dec 1933–17 Feb 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 207180343, citing Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .