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James Agee (1909–1955)

James Agee, Pulitzer Prize winning author, was born in Knoxville in 1909. The intense writer was to enjoy little real success in his lifetime, but after death won accolades. In 1958 he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his uncompleted biographical novel A Death in the Family. Agee also wrote the classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men with Walker... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

The African Queen
(1951)
White Mane
White Mane Writer
(1953)
The Quiet One
The Quiet One Writer
(1948)

Filmography

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 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1963 All the Way Home (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Blue Hotel (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1955 The Night of the Hunter (screenplay by)
 1953 White Mane (commentary: english-speaking version)
 1952-1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 5 (1953) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 4 (1953) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 3 (1952) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 2 (1952) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 1 (1952) ... (writer)
 1952 Face to Face (adaptation - segment "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
 1951 The African Queen (adapted for the screen by)
 1948 The Quiet One (Documentary) (commentary and dialogue)
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Other Works:

Book: "Agee on Film" (published posthumously) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[reviewing Tycoon (1947)] Several tons of dynamite are set off in this movie, none of it under the right people. See more »

Trivia:

He never lived to see "The Night Of The Hunter" (1955), the film of perhaps his best screenplay. He died in the back of a New York taxi some four months before its opening. After his death, the director of the film, Charles Laughton, sent his widow a telegram simply saying, "I loved him". See more »

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