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Steve Lopez Biography

Steve Lopez is an American journalist. He was born as Steven M. Lopez. Lopez has been a columnist for The Angeles Times since 2001. His book The Soloist inspired the 2009 film of the same name. Lopez joined the staff of the Los Angeles Times in May 2001 after four years at Time Inc. He wrote for Time, Sports Illustrated, Life and Entertainment Weekly.

Steve Lopez Age | Parents

Lopez was born on 15 October 1953 in Pittsburg, California. He is around 66 years old. Lopez is the son of Tony and Grace Lopez.  His parents are Spanish and Italian immigrants. There have been no reports of him having siblings.

Steve Lopez Education

Lopez is a native of Pittsburg, California. He graduated from San Jose State University. He has been on staff at Time Inc. Before Time Inc., Mr. Lopez was a columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Oakland Tribune.

Steve Lopez Career

Lopez is best known for a series of columns and a book about his unlikely friendship with a homeless, mentally ill musician. His book The Soloist inspired the 2009 film of the same name.  He has been on staff at Time Inc. and written for TimeLifeEntertainment Weekly, and Sports Illustrated. Lopez was also on staff at The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Oakland Tribune.

He wrote the novels Third and IndianaThe Sunday Macaroni Club, and  In the Clear. He has also compiled a collection of his works from The Philadelphia Inquirer titled Land of Giants. Also a collection of Los Angeles Times columns called Dreams & Schemes. Nathaniel Anthony Ayers became the subject of a national best-selling book by Lopez that inspired the film The Soloist.

Ayers and Lopez’s relationship was also nationally highlighted in the March 22, 2009, episode of 60 Minutes. Los Angeles city attorney Carmen Trutanich invited Lopez to participate in a driving test while under the influence of marijuana. The purpose of this study was to gauge the potential ramifications of California Proposition 19.

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Steve Lopez Wife | First Wife | Children

Lopez married second wife, Alison Shore. She is an editor and screenwriter. He has children: two sons from the first marriage. There’s no information on his first wife’s name.

Steve Lopez Net Worth

Lopez is a California native who has been an L.A. Times columnist since 2001. He has an estimated net worth of $ 1 Million USD.

Steve Lopez Articles

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Steve Lopez Hospice

Columnist Lopez on finding hospice care for his dying mother: He stated “It’s not easy to make a decision like this. We were in a stranger’s home. The place where our mother would die.” To Grace Lopez with love — and apologies that your end wasn’t better In our rapidly aging country, more than a million older Americans receive hospice care each year. My mother deserved better care.

Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms. They attend to their emotional and spiritual needs. In Western society, the concept of hospice has been evolving in Europe since the 11th century.

Steve Lopez Movie |The Soloist

The Soloist is a 2009 British-American drama film directed by Joe Wright, and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. It is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. The screenplay by Susannah Grant is based on the book, The Soloist by Steve Lopez.

Steve Lopez Nathaniel Ayers

Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, Jr is an American musician. He is the subject of numerous newspaper columns, a book, and a 2009 film adaptation based on the columns. A foundation bearing his name was started in 2008 with an aim to support artistically gifted people with mental illness.

Steve Lopez La Times Email

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Steve Lopez Books

  • Dreams and Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun – 2010
  • The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, And The Redemptive Power of Music – 2008
  • In the Clear – 2001
  • Macaroni Club ‘b’ – Abandoned!!!!! – 1999
  • The Sunday macaroni club – 1997
  • Land of Giants: Where No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – 1995
  • Third and Indiana – 1994


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