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Leonard, Elmorelocked

(11 October 1925–20 August 2013)
  • Charles J. Rzepka


Leonard, Elmore (11 October 1925–20 August 2013), novelist, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the second of two children to Elmore John Leonard, Sr., and Flora Amelia (née Rivé) Leonard. His father scouted dealership sites for General Motors (GM) in the South and southern plains states, which meant that the family moved several times throughout the region during Elmore junior’s early childhood before settling in Detroit, where Leonard senior was offered a job with GM management in 1934....

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