- Category : 1931-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (16)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 3
American journalist, sportswriter, novelist, biographer and screenwriter.
He co-wrote a series of golfing advice books with legendary golf coach Harvey Penick, including Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, a golf guide that became the best-selling sports book in publishing history.
Called a “lion of Texas letters” by the Austin American-Statesman, Shrake was a member of the Texas Film Hall of Fame, and received the Lon Tinkle lifetime achievement award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Book Festival Bookend Award.
Shrake suffered from both prostate cancer and lung cancer in his final years. He died at St. David's Hospital in Austin, of complications from lung cancer, on 8 May 2009.