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Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an Italian American author and screenwriter, known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in both 1972 and 1974.

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The Fortunate Pilgrim
... book written on the year 1965 novel by Mario Puzo ... As Puzo says, the book's hero, Lucia Santa, is based on his own mother "Whenever the Godfather opened his mouth, in my own mind I heard the voice of ... I know now, without Lucia Santa, I could not have written The Godfather." Until his dying day, Mario Puzo considered The Fortunate Pilgrim his finest, most poetic ...

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    He was ... a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I’ll show you a loser, show me a hero and I’ll show you a corpse.
    Mario Puzo (b. 1920)

    Give this to Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who won’t get carried away. I mean, we’re not murderers, in spite of what this undertaker says.
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