Billie Letts

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Billie Letts is an American novelist and educator. She was a professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.


She was married to professor-turned-actor Dennis Letts until his death in 2008, and is the mother of playwright/actor Tracy Letts, jazz musician/composer Shawn Letts, and Dana Letts.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Letts was born as Billie Gipson[3] in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She married Dennis Letts, a professor and actor, in 1958.[3] He served as his wife's editor for her own novels.[3][4] Dennis Letts died of cancer in Tulsa on February 22, 2008, aged 73.[3][4]

Billie Letts is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.[citation needed]


  • Where the Heart Is (1995)
  • The Honk and Holler Opening Soon (1998)
  • You've Got Mail (1999)
  • Shoot the Moon (2004)
  • Made in the U.S.A. (2008)

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