American novelist and non-fiction writerDied when: 77 years 178 days (929 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Winston Francis Groom Jr. (March 23, 1943 – September 16, 2020) was an American novelist and non-fiction writer.He is best known for his 1986 novel 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.