Charles Portis’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 28, 1933

Death Date

Feb 17, 2020

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Profession

Novelist

The novelist Charles Portis died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An Arkansas-born author, he is best known for novels such as Norwood and True Grit. The latter work, which was adapted into a popular film, focuses on a young girl’s quest for retribution following her father’s murder.

He was the son of Samuel Palmer and Alice Waddell Portis.

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I didn’t care for beat reporting, covering the same thing day after day – short attention span.

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A reporter from ‘The Times’ wanted to arm-wrestle, and as I recall, he kept challenging me. So we went at it, and there was a pop. His arm broke. Very strange. He went into a kind of swoon.