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Birth Name: Elmore Leonard
Born: 10/11/1925
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Born on Oct. 11, 1925 in New Orleans, LA, to the son of a site locator for General Motors, Leonard spent his early years in transit as the company sent his father across the country for work. The family finally settled in Detroit, MI in 1934, where crime and baseball captured his interest as a boy, with the exploits of rural bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde and the Detroit Tigers' ascension to the 1934 World Series holding a particular fascination. The following year, he was captivated by literature after reading All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) and even staged an adaptation in his grade school classroom. These disparate sources became the major influences on his career for decad... Continue Bio >>

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