Michael Blake, Oscar-winning ‘Dances With Wolves’ writer passes away
Michael Blake, the Oscar-winning writer of ‘Dances With Wolves’ novel passed away in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.
The novel Dances With Wolves after adapted into movie in 1990 was a major hit and had earned Blake an Academy Award (Oscar) for the screenplay.
The movie had won seven Oscars including Best Picture category. For his script of movie he also had won the WGA Award and Golden Globes.
Dances With Wolves was Blake’s best known novel and over 3.5 million copies were sold and was translated into 15 languages.
Michael Blake also had written several other novels that passionately advocated for many causes, including literacy, Native American history and the disappearing of wild horses in the West.
Some of his famous novels include The Holy Road, Airman Mortensen, Marching to Valhalla, Indian Yell, Twelve The King. His autobiography is Like A Running Dog, which had detailed his career in writing and Hollywood.
He was born in North Carolina and lived with his family in Texas before settling in southern California.