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Robert Duvall in Lonesome Dove riding a horse
Larry McMurtry's novel Lonesome Dove was made into popular TV miniseries. Photo courtesy of AMC
Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry will receive the 2014 National Humanities Medal at the White House. Courtesy photo
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Larry McMurtry's Terms of Endearment was made into an Academy-Award-winning movie. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Larry McMurtry at Rice University in the early 1960s
Larry McMurtry taught at Rice University in the early 1960s. Courtesy of Rice University