Courtesy of The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama
Author Winston Groom (1943- ), pictured ca. 1998, is best-known for his 1986 novel Forrest Gump, which was adapted to an Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Groom was raised in Baldwin
County and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama.