Michael Blake, Oscar-winning ‘Dances With Wolves’ writer passed away (Download PDF)


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Michael Blake was the Oscar-winning writer of ‘Dances with Wolves’ novel passed away in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer in the age of 69. In 1990, the novel” Dances with Wolves” after adapted into movie and it was a major hit and had earned Blake an Academy Award (Oscar) for the screenplay.

  1. At past, the movie had won seven Oscars including Best Picture category including with WGA Award and Golden Globes.
  2. Dances with Wolves’ novel had translated into 15 languages and this novel was Blake’s best known novel and over 3.5 million copies were sold.
  3. Michael Blake also had written several other novels including literacy, Native American history and the disappearing of wild horses in the West.
  4. Michael Blake was born in North Carolina and lived with his family in Texas before settling in southern California.
  5. Some of his famous novels include The Holy Road, Airman Mortensen, Marching to Valhalla, Indian Yell, Twelve The King.
  6. Michael Blake autobiography is Like A Running Dog, which had detailed his career in writing and Hollywood.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 7, 2015

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