Winston Groom

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Birthday
23, 1944
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

The American writer of the famous novel-turned-film, Forrest Gump, he is also known for such nonfiction historical works as Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847. He published a sequel to Forrest Gump, Gump and Co., in 1995.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later worked as a reporter for the Washington Star.

Trivia

His 1986 novel, Forrest Gump, sold over 1.7 million copies.

Family Life

He was born in Washington, D.C., and he grew up in Alabama. With his wife, Anne Clinton, he had one daughter.

Associated With

His novel, Forrest Gump, was made into a film starring Tom Hanks.