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Spy thriller author Tom Clancy dead at 66

Clancy died October 1, 2013, after a brief illness at Johns Hopkins Hospital, near his Baltimore home
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Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American author best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines that are set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War.
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The Yeoman Goaler and members of the Parachute Regiment the 'Red Devils' pose for a photograph with American author Tom Clancy's new book 'Dead or Alive', during a photocall at the Tower of London.
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The Yeoman Goaler and members of the Parachute Regiment the 'Red Devils' pose for a photograph with American author Tom Clancy's new book 'Dead or Alive', during a photocall at the Tower of London.
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Clancy wrote several nonfiction books about various branches of the U.S. armed forces.
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Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on Tom Clancy's book of the same name. It is the last film version of Clancy's novels to feature Harrison Ford as Ryan and James Earl Jones as Vice Admiral James Greer, as well as the final one directed by Phillip Noyce.
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The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. The film received highly positive reviews from critics and was one of the top grossing films of the year, grossing $122 million in North America and $200 million worldwide. The film won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing in 1991.
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Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, but with different actors in the leading roles, Harrison Ford starring as Jack Ryan and Anne Archer as his surgeon-wife.
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The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action/political thriller film directed by Phil Alden Robinson and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. Starring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman, it was released by Paramount Pictures in the United States on May 31, 2002.
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Clancy also branded several lines of books and video games with his name that are written by other authors, following premises or storylines generally in keeping with Clancy's works.
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