‘True Grit’ Author Charles Portis Dead At 86

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ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansas native Charles Portis, best known for his best-seller western novel True Grit, passed away Monday (Feb. 17) at the age of 86. Portis published five novels, numerous magazine articles, short stories and one stage play. His 1968 novel, True Grit, was a New York Times best-seller and adapted into two critically acclaimed motion pictures. His book also became a television program and inspired a film sequel called Rooster Cogburn. True Grit first hit the big screen with John […]
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‘True Grit’ Author Charles Portis Dead At 86

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