|Name Aaron Latham|
Children Taylor Stahl Latham
Plays Urban Cowboy
|Spouse Lesley Stahl (m. 1977)|
|Movies Urban Cowboy, Perfect, The Program|
Books Code of the West, The cowboy with the T, The ballad of Gussie & Clyde, The Frozen Leopard: Hunting, Riding with John Wayne
Similar People Lesley Stahl, James Bridges, Debra Winger, Charlie Daniels, Jason Robert Brown
Aaron latham of urban cowboy
Aaron Latham (born October 3, 1943) is an American journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy and co-wrote its script with director James Bridges. He also co-wrote the book for the short-lived 2003 Broadway musical version.
Latham is a regular contributor to such publications as Rolling Stone, Esquire, Talk, and The New York Times. Latham has written a few novels and co-wrote the screenplays Perfect, also with Bridges, another film inspired by his articles, and The Program.
Latham was raised in a Methodist family in the tiny Spur in Dickens County in West Texas near Lubbock. He is the son of Annie Launa (Cozby) and Cecil Clyde Latham. He is married to CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl and has one daughter named Taylor.