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Colin Higgins (I) (1941–1988)

Colin Higgins was born on July 28, 1941 in Nouméa, New Caledonia, France. He was a writer and director, known for Harold and Maude (1971), 9 to 5 (1980) and Foul Play (1978). He died on August 5, 1988 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Harold and Maude
9 to 5
9 to 5 Writer
Foul Play
Foul Play Writer


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 2001 Harold i Mod (TV Movie)
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (teleplay)
 1980 9 to 5 (screenplay)
 1978 Harold et Maud (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Foul Play (written by)
 1976 Silver Streak (written by)
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
 1971 Harold and Maude (written by)
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 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Mini-Series) (co-producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (co-producer)
 1971 Harold and Maude (producer)
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 1985 Into the Night
Kalijak Actor
 1965 The Troops in New York
Un policier américain (uncredited)
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 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) (special thanks - as Colin Higgens)
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 1983 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Dom DeLuise (1983) ... Himself
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 1989 The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself (Memorial Tribute)

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His screenplay for Harold and Maude (1971) was based on his thesis for the UCLA screenwriting MFA program. See more »

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