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True grit
Charles Portis
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Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. Portis served as a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, and Gringos. True Grit has been made into a movie two times, once in 1969 with John Wayne (who won his only academy award by playing the main character of Rooster Cogburn), and a second time in 2010 with Jeff Bridges as the main character. Mr. Bridges was nominated for the Rooster Cogburn role, but did not win. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Mattie Ross
Female
Age: 14
Left home to avenge her father's death.

Rooster Cogburn
Male
Alcoholic
Has one eye; helping Mattie find the hired hand who murdered her father.
U.S. marshal



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