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Ernest Hemingway, almost as famous as a hunter and fisherman as he is as a writer, is shown here cradling a shotgun. The Nobe
Ernest Hemingway, almost as famous as a hunter and fisherman as he is as a writer, is shown here cradling a shotgun. The Nobel Prize-winning author was found dead of a shotgun blast in the head at his home in nearby Ketchum, Idaho. (AP-Photo/-UNDATED-)

Nowadays, you aren’t likely to find a famous novelist shilling for their favorite brand — for one thing, most writers just aren’t as recognizable as your average actor, and for another, well, they’re artists. But it wasn’t always that way: quite a few writers have appeared in advertisements over the years, even lending their own words to support a product.

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