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Richard Brooks (I) (1912–1992)


Richard Brooks was an Academy Award-winning film writer who also earned six Oscar nominations and achieved success as a film director and producer. He was born Ruben Sax on May 18, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. He graduated from West Philadelphia HS, attended Philadelphia's Temple University for two... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(1958)
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood Writer
(1967)
Key Largo
Key Largo Writer
(1948)
Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry Writer
(1960)

Filmography

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 1985 Fever Pitch (written by)
 1982 Wrong Is Right (written for the screen by)
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar (written for the screen by)
 1975 Bite the Bullet (written by)
 1971 $ (written by)
 1969 The Happy Ending (written by)
 1967 In Cold Blood (written for the screen by)
 1966 The Professionals (written for the screen by)
 1965 Lord Jim (written for the screen by)
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth (written for the screen by)
 1960 Elmer Gantry (screenplay)
 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (screenplay)
 1958 The Brothers Karamazov (writer)
 1957 Something of Value (screen play)
 1956 The Last Hunt (screenplay)
 1955 Blackboard Jungle (screenplay)
 1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris (screenplay)
 1953 Battle Circus (writer)
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A. (written by)
 1951 Storm Warning (written by)
 1950 Crisis (screenplay)
 1950 Mystery Street (screenplay)
 1949 Any Number Can Play (writer)
 1948 Key Largo (screenplay)
 1948 To the Victor (writer)
 1947 Crossfire (adapted from a novel by)
 1947 Brute Force (screenplay)
 1946 Swell Guy
 1946 The Killers (uncredited)
 1944 Cobra Woman (screenplay)
 1944 My Best Gal (original story)
 1943 White Savage (writer)
 1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (additional dialogue)
 1942 Sin Town (additional dialogue)
 1942 Men of Texas (additional dialogue)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Brick Foxhole" (filmed as Crossfire (1947)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you're going to make a book just as a book, then there's no need to make it as a film at all. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2013, Brooks remains one of six men who directed his wife in a performance nominated for a Best-Actress Oscar; in his case, wife Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969). The other five are Joel Coen directing Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996), John Cassavetes directing Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and in Gloria (1980), Blake Edwards directing Julie Andrews in Victor ... See more »

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