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Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995)

Patricia Highsmith was born on January 19, 1921 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Mary Patricia Plangman. She was a writer, known for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Strangers on a Train (1951) and Ripley's Game (2002). She died on February 4, 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland. See full bio »

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(age 74) in Locarno, Switzerland

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 2015 Carol (based on the novel by) (filming)
 2014 A Mighty Nice Man (Short) (writer) (post-production)
 2014 The Two Faces of January (novel)
 2009 The Cry of the Owl (novel)
 2007 15! (TV Movie) (extracts)
 2005 Ripley Under Ground (novel "Ripley Under Ground")
 2002 Ripley's Game (novel)
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (novel)
 1996 Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Movie) (novel "Strangers on a Train")
 1996 La rançon du chien (TV Movie) (novel)
 1995 Petits contes misògins (TV Movie) (short stories)
 1993 Trip nach Tunis (novel "The Tremor of Forgery")
  Mistress of Suspense (TV Series) (short story - 2 episodes, 1990) (story "A Bird Poised to Fly - 1 episode, 1992) (story "Under a Dark Angel's Eye" - 1 episode, 1992) (story "Something the Cat Dragged In" - 1 episode, 1992) (story "Something You Have to Live With" - 1 episode, 1990) (novel - 1 episode, 1990) (story "A Curious Suicide" - 1 episode, 1990) (story "Blow It" - 1 episode, 1990) (story "Slowly Slowly in the Wind" - 1 episode, 1990) (story "Old Folks At Home" - 1 episode, 1990) (story "The Stuff of Madness" - 1 episode)
- A Bird Poised to Fly (1992) ... (story "A Bird Poised to Fly)
- Under a Dark Angel's Eye (1992) ... (story "Under a Dark Angel's Eye")
- The Cat Brought It In (1992) ... (story "Something the Cat Dragged In")
- Sauce for the Goose (1990) ... (short story)
- Something You Have to Live With (1990) ... (story "Something You Have to Live With")
 1989 The Story Teller (novel "The Story Teller")
 1987 Der Schrei der Eule (TV Movie) (novel "The Cry of the Owl")
 1987 The Cry of the Owl (novel)
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Sauce for the Goose (1984) ... (story)
 1983 Ediths Tagebuch (novel)
 1983 Tiefe Wasser (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Zweiter Teil (1983) ... (novel)
- Erster Teil (1983) ... (novel)
 1982 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 1981 Eaux profondes (novel)
 1978 Die gläserne Zelle (novel)
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 6 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 5 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 4 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 3 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 2 (1978) ... (novel)
 1977 This Sweet Sickness (novel based on "This Sweet Sickness", french title "Ce mal étrange"')
 1977 The American Friend (novel "Ripley's Game")
 1969 Once You Kiss a Stranger... (novel "Strangers on a Train" - uncredited)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1965 The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cellar (1965) ... (writer)
 1963 Enough Rope (novel "The Blunderer")
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Annabel (1962) ... (novel)
 1960 Purple Noon (novel "The Talented Mr Ripley/Monsieur Ripley")
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- One False Step (1958) ... (novel)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Perfect Alibi (1957) ... (story)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1956) ... (novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley") / (writer)
 1951 Strangers on a Train (from the novel by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote the source material (short stories "The Terrapin", "When the Fleet Was In at Mobile") for "Belle Ombre" by Francis Lacombrade. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Claire Morgan
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Trivia:

In-between England (she lived in Suffolk from 1963 - 1967) and Switzerland (she moved to Switzerland in 1983), Patricia Highsmith spent many years living in France not far from Fontainebleau in a small village called Montcourt where she wrote her second, third and fourth of five Ripley sequels. Belle Hombre, Ripley's fictitious house, is located very close to Montcourt. Andrew Wilson wrote a ... See more »

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Capricorn

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