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On this Day in Movie History, December 21, 2012: Author, ‘Whorehouse’ Playwright Larry L. King Dies

21 Dec

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Larry L. King, a writer and playwright whose magazine article about a campaign to close down a popular bordello became the hit Tony Award-nominated musical, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” and a movie starring Burt Reynolds, died Thursday. He was 83.

His wife, Barbara Blaine, said King died after battling emphysema at Chevy Chase House, a retirement home in Washington, D.C., where he had been living the past six months. “One of the things that I will always remember about Larry is that he remained funny all the way through this illness,” she said.

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