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Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prizewinning dissident writer whose literary works exposing the horrors of Stalin's police state and prison system were turned into films and TV series, died of heart failure at his country home near Moscow Aug. 3. He was 89.
His expose novel "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" (1962) was turned into a 1963 segment on "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater," starring Jason Robards, and a 1970 feature starring Tom Courtenay.
He also wrote "The Gulag Archipelago," which, like "A Day" is based on his own experiences inside the infamous camps he helped reveal. In recent years, Solzhenitsyn worked on editing his 30-volume …