Jim Stovall

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Birthday
3, 1958
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1958 (age 61)
Birthplace
Oklahoma

About

Famous for his bestselling work The Ultimate Gift, Stovall later penned a sequel to the book, The Ultimate Life, along with a dozen other popular titles. Two of his books -- The Lamp and The Ultimate Gift -- were adapted into films.

Before Fame

Before beginning his writing career, he earned an Olympic medal for weightlifting.

Trivia

Blind himself, Stovall became a prominent advocate of the rights of the visually impaired, eventually receiving an Emmy Award for founding and heading a television network catering to the blind.

Family Life

He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Associated With

The 2007 movie version of Stovall's book The Ultimate Gift stars Abigail Breslin and James Garner.