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Gilois, who was battling cancer, died Sunday in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles, her friend Joshua Plant told The Hollywood Reporter.
A native of Berlin who attended Columbia University, Gilois also co-wrote the 2006 feature Glory Road, about the history-making Texas Western college basketball team of the 1960s, and The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, a 2017 Lifetime telefilm that starred Katharine McPhee.
She served as a producer on Fire Birds (1990), starring Nicolas Cage, and Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole (1991).
In 2015, Gilois received her Emmy nom for co-writing Bessie, the story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith. She shared the credit with Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland and Horton Foote.
More recently, she worked on Muscle Shoals, a Johnny Depp-produced series about the famed Alabama recording studio.
Gilois also co-wrote the 2006 book Mi Vida Loca: The Crazy Life of Johnny Tapia, about the late, troubled boxer, and Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light, published in 2014.
Survivors include her son, Caliber, and daughter, Shiloh.
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