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Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)

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The character "Sheriff Leigh Brackett" in John Carpenter's successful independent horror film Halloween (1978) was named after her. See more trivia »

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Known For

Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo Writer
(1959)
The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep Writer
(1946)
El Dorado
El Dorado Writer
(1967)

Filmography

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 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (story)
  The Rockford Files (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1975) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Four Pound Brick (1975) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Body Beautiful (1975) ... (writer)
 1973 The Long Goodbye (screenplay)
 1970 Rio Lobo (screenplay)
 1967 El Dorado (screenplay)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Terror at Northfield (1963) ... (teleplay)
- Death of a Cop (1963) ... (teleplay)
 1962 Hatari! (screenplay)
 1962 13 West Street (novel "The Tiger Among Us")
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- Face in the Window (1960) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959 Rio Bravo (screenplay)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Eye for an Eye (1958) ... (novel)
 1954 The Unholy Four (novel)
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (screenplay)
 1946 The Big Sleep (screen play)
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost (original story) / (screenplay)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Silent Partner" See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Elliott Gould's performance in "The Long Goodbye" (1973)]: I thought he did a beautiful job. However, the thing about Elliott is that he isn't tough. His face is gentle, his eyes are kind and he doesn't have that touch of cruelty that you associate with these characters. See more »

Trivia:

Died of cancer after writing the first version of the script of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Because it was an unfinished script, George Lucas revised her draft and engaged Lawrence Kasdan to finish the screenplay. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Space Opera

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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