To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee buried at 89 in Alabama

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    Feb 22, 2016 1:37 AM GMT
    Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has been buried in a private funeral in her hometown in the US state of Alabama.

    Close family and friends of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, who died on Friday aged 89, gathered for a church service in Monroeville.

    To Kill a Mockingbird, about racial intolerance in the Deep South, sold more than 40m copies worldwide.
    To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

    The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality.

    To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. It stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as Scout.

    The film, considered to be one of the best ever made, received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. A box office success, it earned more than 10 times its budget. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Peck, and was nominated for eight, including Best Picture.

    In 1995, the film was listed in the National Film Registry. It also ranks twenty-fifth on the American Film Institute's 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time. In 2003, AFI named Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the 20th century.
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    Feb 22, 2016 2:08 AM GMT
    and the very next day Umberto Eco died. icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif