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 Leslie Stahl and has one daughter named Taylor.
- Aaron Latham. Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale. 2004.
- People Magazine: "CBS Anchor Lesley Stahl and Writer Aaron Latham Have a Mixed-Media Marriage" By Martha Smilgis October 31, 1977
- Production: Urban Cowboy Working in the Theatre Seminar video at American Theatre Wing.org, April 2003
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