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James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks was born on May 9, 1940 in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and The Simpsons Movie (2007). He has been married to Holly Holmberg Brooks since July 23, 1978. They have three children. He was previously married to Marianne Catherine Morrissey. See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Stage play "Brooklyn Laundry" (1990) See more »

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3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chains Hell Brooks | James 'Bemused but Bloodthirsty' Brooks | James 'Dangerous Though Cuddly' Brooks | James 'Even More Dangerous Than He Looks' Brooks | James 'Ha-Ha the Truth Is Unknowable' Brooks | James 'Haha The Devil Bought Facebook' Brooks | James 'Haha the Devil Bought Facebook' Brooks | James 'I'm Scared in Real Life' Brooks | James 'Just One Hug' Brooks | James 'The Tooth Fairy Is a Criminal' Brooks | James 'The Tooth Fairy is a Criminal' Brooks | James Hell Brooks | James L. "I'm Thinking of You Naked" Brooks | James L. 'I'm Thinking of You Naked' Brooks | James L. 'What Isn't Scary?' Brooks | James Brooks | Jim Brooks | Maims Hell Brooks | Veins Hell Brooks | The Truth is Unknowable' Brooks James 'Ha-Ha

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[on being employed by a studio] Sometimes they give you so much rope you forget it's around your neck. But it always is. You feel it when they yank it. See more »


Owns Gracie Films which produces The Simpsons (1989). See more »


Writes at least one character who is an obsessive-compulsive or has OCD (Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment (1983), Holly Hunter in Broadcast News (1987), Jack Nicholson in As Good as It Gets (1997), Téa Leoni in Spanglish (2004)). See more »

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