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Elmore Leonard

Suffers Stroke

Created 'Justified,' 'Get Shorty'

8/6/2013 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Elmore Leonard -- the brilliant writer whose works served as the basis for "Justified" and "Get Shorty" -- is hospitalized after suffering a stroke last week.

87-year-old Leonard lives in Detroit, but it's unclear if that's where he's being treated.

Leonard is a legend -- dozens of his novels and short stories have been transformed into movies or TV shows ... including "Out of Sight," "Be Cool," "Hombre," "Mr. Majestyk" and "3:10 to Yuma."

Details surrounding Leonard's condition are unclear.

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1.

Stiletto    

Hope he gets better...his writing --not just great by itself-- is an education for all wannabe writers...especially his style of dialogue. Prayers on the way!

422 days ago
2.

maara x kloun    

REdo all of his movies white black actors tham brown actors than yellow actors?,iron side as a black man has to be better than a whited out wrickled up whisper wheeler

422 days ago
3.

maara x kloun    

four versons of every movie with all black actors all white actors all brown actors than all chinese actors? super marketing? funny but true

422 days ago
4.

21stcent    

Wishing him the best.
Thanks for the hours of great reading and enjoyment.

422 days ago
5.

peterthiele    

God Bless Him. Great writer. I have read several of his books. His westerns are my favorites.

422 days ago
6.

Openfly    

GET SHORTY one of my favorite movies,I am looking forward to reading the book.

422 days ago
7.

D    

He is an excellent writer, his books are so entertaining. My prayers too.

422 days ago

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