Herman Wouk (wohk), the author of “The Caine Mutiny” and the World War II epics, “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance,” has died at age 103, just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday. Literary agent Amy Rennert says Herman Wouk died in his sleep early Friday at his home in Palm Springs, California.
Herman Wouk won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for “The Caine Mutiny.” He adapted his two-part war epic into a highly rated TV miniseries. Also called “The Winds of War” that aired in the 1980s. It starred Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, and Jan-Michael Vincent. The almost 15-hour-long series was shown by ABC in seven parts over seven evenings, between February 6 and February 13, 1983, and attracted an average of 80 million viewers per night.
Herman Wouk’s Jewish faith informed his stories of religious values and secular success. “Marjorie Morningstar,” published in 1955, was one of the first million-selling novels about Jewish life.
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