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Bruce Jay Friedman

Novelist, playwright and short-story writer, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Bruce Jay Friedman was born in New York City on April 26, 1930, and raised in The Bronx by his parents, Irving and Molly (Liebowitz) Friedman. Determined to be a writer, Friedman attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism in the school's ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Splash Writer
The Heartbreak Kid
Doctor Detroit
Stir Crazy
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 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (short story "A Change of Plan")
 1984 Splash (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1984 The Lonely Guy (book "The Lonely Guy's Book of Life")
 1983 Doctor Detroit (story) / (writer)
 1980 Stir Crazy (written by)
 1975 Foreplay (from a story by - segment "Vortex")
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid (story "A Change of Plan")
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Stage: Wrote "Scuba Duba", produced on Broadway. See more »

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Father of Josh Alan Friedman and Drew Friedman. See more »

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