Author Mario Puzo Dies at 78 Best-selling author Mario Puzo dies at the age of 78 in his Long Island home. Puzo's best known work was The Godfather, a book that sold more than 21 million copies. His screenplay based on the book, co-written with Francis Ford Coppola, won two Academy Awards. NPR's Robert Siegel reflects on Puzo's life.

Author Mario Puzo Dies at 78

Author Mario Puzo Dies at 78

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Best-selling author Mario Puzo dies at the age of 78 in his Long Island home. Puzo's best known work was The Godfather, a book that sold more than 21 million copies. His screenplay based on the book, co-written with Francis Ford Coppola, won two Academy Awards. NPR's Robert Siegel reflects on Puzo's life.

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