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Oscar winning author Michael Blake passes away

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At the age of 69 in Tucson Arizona,Oscar winning author, Michael Blake passed away after his long struggle with cancer.He won the coveted Nobel Prize for his novel ”Dances With Wolves”.

In 1990 that novel was made into a movie that was a major hit and earned Blake an Oscar award for his exceptional screenplay.


  • The movie had won 7 Oscars including Best Picture category. For his script Michael Blakes also won the WGA award and Golden Globes.
  • Dances With Wolves was Blake’s best novel  and over 5 million copies were sold and was translated into 15 languages.
  • He also had written several other novels that advocated for many causes including literacy, National American History, and disappearing Of Wild Horses.
  • He was born in North Carolina, live with his family in Texas and finally settled in South Carolina.
  • His other major novels are The Holy Road,Airman Mortensen,Indian Yell etc.
  • His autobiography is like a running dog, which has detailed his career in writing and Hollywood.


About Michael Blake

  • Michael Blake was born on 5th July 1945 in North Carolina,USA.
  • He studied journalism at the University Of New Mexico and later in film school in Berkeley,California.
  • He got the prestigious Oscar Award for his novel Dances With Wolves.
  • He died on 2nd May 2015 in Arizona.


Information regarding Oscar Awards

  • Oscar award are also known as Academy Awards.
  • It is  given to honor cinematic achievements in Film industry.
  • The award came into existence from May 16th 1929.
  • The award ceremony was first televised in 1953 and now can be seen in 200 countries.
  • 87th Oscar Awards was held on 22nd February 2015.
  • 5 Indians who won the Oscar Award are Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design in film Gandhi in 1982,Satyajit Ray[1991], Rasool Pookutty  for Best Sound Mixing in the film Slumdog Millionaire in[2008],  Rahman for Best Score and for  best Original Music for the film Slumdog Millionaire in[2008], Gulzar for Best Lyric Writer for the film Slumdog Millionaire in [2008].