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Oscar-winning writer of 'Dances With Wolves' novel dies

FILE - This March 26, 1991 file photo shows Michael Blake accepting the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Show/Hide caption

FILE - This March 26, 1991 file photo shows Michael Blake accepting the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for "Dances with Wolves" at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Blake's business partner, Daniel Ostroff, says the 69-year-old died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.

Blake, 69, died Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer, ......

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