Winston Groom  

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Winston Francis Groom Jr. (March 23, 1943 – September 16, 2020) was an American novelist and non-fiction writer. He was best known for writing Forrest Gump, which was adapted into the popular 1994 film Forrest Gump directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film was considered a cultural phenomenon and won six Academy Awards. He published a sequel, Gump and Co., in 1995. He also wrote numerous non-fiction works, on diverse subjects including the American Civil War and World War I.

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