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Joseph McBride (I)

Joseph McBride is a writer and actor, known for Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), Blood & Guts (1978) and AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 1983 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston (TV Special) (written by)
 1982 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 1982 Let Poland Be Poland (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1980 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School (screenplay)
 1978 Blood & Guts (screenplay) / (story)
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Wrote the foreword for "Making Movies with Orson Welles" by Gary Graver and Andrew J. Rausch. See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe McBride | Joseph P. McBride

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Personal Quote:

[on Orson Welles's radio work]: 'First Person Singular' was the singularly apt title of Orson Welles's first radio series. Although he signed off each of his programs with the words, "Obediently Yours", Welles was about as self-effacing as a drunken butler. See more »


Known at San Francisco State University for his high standards on essay work and requiring a manual of style in addition to other textbooks. See more »

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