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Inspiration for 'Old Man and the Sea' Dies

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Inspiration for 'Old Man and the Sea' Dies

Inspiration for 'Old Man and the Sea' Dies

Inspiration for 'Old Man and the Sea' Dies

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Gregorio Fuentes, who was Ernest Hemingway's boat captain when he lived in Cuba, and claimed to be the inspiration for Hemingway's book The Old Man and the Sea, died yesterday at 104. Noah talks with Jeffrey Meyers, author of Hemingway.