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James Lee Barrett (1929–1989)

James Lee Barrett was born on November 19, 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) and The Green Berets (1968). He died on October 15, 1989 in Templeton, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2001 Warden of Red Rock (TV Movie) (written by)
 1996 Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Movie) (written by)
  In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (1 episode, 1988) (developer - 76 episodes, 1988 - 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1988)
- Grow Old Along with Me (1995) ... (creator)
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... (creator)
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... (creator)
- Give Me Your Life: Part 1 (1994) ... (creator)
- A Depraved Heart (1993) ... (creator)
 1988 Jesse (TV Movie) (written by)
  Our House (TV Series) (43 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (written by - 3 episodes, 1986)
- Artful Dodging (1988) ... (creator)
- Neighborhood Watch (1988) ... (creator)
- The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... (creator)
- The Ashton Street Gang (1988) ... (creator)
- Out of Step (1988) ... (creator)
 1988 April Morning (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1987 Poker Alice (TV Movie)
 1987 The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1986 Stagecoach (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1986 The Defiant Ones (TV Movie)
 1984 You Are the Jury (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
 1980 Belle Starr (TV Movie) (written by)
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
 1979 Wild Horse Hank (writer)
 1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas (TV Movie) (writer)
 1978 The Awakening Land (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Part II: The Fields (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Part I: The Trees (1978) ... (teleplay)
 1977 Smokey and the Bandit (screenplay)
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Long Rider (1974) ... (writer)
- David Done It (1974) ... (writer)
 1971 Something Big (written by)
 1971 Fools' Parade (screenplay)
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club (written by)
 1969 The Undefeated (screenplay)
 1968 The Green Berets (screenplay)
 1968 Bandolero! (screenplay)
 1965 Shenandoah (written by)
 1965 The Truth About Spring (screenplay)
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told (screenplay)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)
- Hot Wind on a Cold Town (1961) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dog in a Bus Tunnel (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 The D.I.
  Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956) (story - 1 episode, 1956)
- Heart of a Dream (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Cold Harbor (1956) ... (story) / (teleplay)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Wrote the teleplay for a sitcom pilot for ABC called "The Boomtown Band and Cattle Company." It starred Raymond St. Jacques as a former slave in the wild West who "adopts" three vagabond children and forms them into be traveling troupe of minstrels. See more »
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American screenwriter, educated at Penn State University. Often worked with the director Stanley Kramer and at Universal. Best known for Shenandoah (1965). See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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