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Famous People from Dickens County, Texas.
Aaron Latham

Aaron Latham is a journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy and co-wrote its script with director James Bridges. Latham is best known for his novels and screenplays, including Urban Cowboy, Perfect, Code of the West, and The Cowboy with the Tiffany Gun. He is married to CBS newswoman and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl. In 1967, he was engaged to the actress Sigourney Weaver. Born October 3, 1943 Latham is a native of Spur Texas in Dickens County in West Texas 67 miles east of Lubbock. He is the son of Annie Launa (Cozby) and Cecil Clyde Latham. Lathamís father coached high school football and his mother was a teacher, according to a 1977 feature in People Magazine.

Latham died on July 23, 2022, at the age of 78.

Interview with Aaron Latham about Urban Cowboy
 

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Famous People from Dickens County TexasMore Famous People from Dickens County Texas
Books about Dickens County People and Places

Books about Dickens CountyBooks about about Dickens, Afton, Mcadoo and Spur Texas

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

Dickens County Treasures

Dickens County TreasuresRare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Dickens, Afton, Mcadoo and Spur, Texas

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Dickens, Afton, Mcadoo and Spur, Texas . . .

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