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Overview (1)

Nickname Andy

Mini Bio (1)

Angelo Pizzo is a writer and producer, known for Hoosiers (1986), Rudy (1993) and Courage (2015).

Spouse (2)

Greta Lind (9 January 1994 - 18 May 2010) (divorced) (2 children)
Sally Reed (19 February 1972 - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Uplifting sports dramas based on or inspired by real people

Trivia (9)

Wrote a draft of Navy Seals (1990).
Graduated from Indiana University in 1971. Earned a master's degree from the University of Southern California film school and completed some work toward a PhD.
Appeared as a background extra on the beach in Hawaii Five-O: A Thousand Pardons - You're Dead! (1969).
Directed two TV commercials that promote his alma mater Indiana University.
Early in his career, Pizzo worked as a story editor at Warner Bros. Television. Later, at Time Life Films, he served as vice president of movies of the week and miniseries, and then as vice president of feature films.
Met director David Anspaugh, his collaborator on Hoosiers (1986), Rudy (1993), and The Game of Their Lives (2005), at Indiana University, where both men were members of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
Is of Sicilian and Irish descent.
Applied for and was granted conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War.
After thinking about writing a screenplay for years, Pizzo began writing Hoosiers (1986) after his alma mater Indiana University won the 1981 NCAA Division I men's basketball national championship.

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