PETER VIERTEL | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Nation: "Peter Viertel, the novelist, memoirist and screenwriter best known for his books chronicling episodes in the lives of author Ernest Hemingway and film director John Huston, has died. He was 86.
Mr. Viertel died of lymphoma Sunday in the Spanish coastal resort of Marbella, according to Paula Kane, a family friend.
His death came less than three weeks after his wife of 47 years, actress Deborah Kerr, died in Suffolk, England, also at 86.
A formidable figure and bon vivant, Mr. Viertel drew upon his relationships with Mr. Hemingway and Mr. Huston – two larger-than-life friends – in his books, the novel White Hunter, Black Heart (1953) and the memoir Dangerous Friends: At Large With Hemingway and Huston in the Fifties (1992)."