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Reginald Rose (1920–2002)

Reginald Rose was born on December 10, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for 12 Angry Men (1957), 12 Angry Men (1997) and Escape from Sobibor (1987). He was married to Ellen McLaughlin and Barbara E. Langbart. He died on April 19, 2002 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 Douze hommes en colère (TV Movie) (play)
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series) ("The Defender" clips - 1 episode)
- Son of the Defender (2007) ... ("The Defender" clips - uncredited)
 1998 The Defenders: Taking the First (TV Movie) (television series Defenders)
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1987 Escape from Sobibor (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1986 My Two Loves (TV Movie)
 1985 Wild Geese II (screenplay)
 1982 The Final Option (screenplay)
 1982 Tolv edsvorne menn (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
 1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway? (screenplay)
 1980 The Sea Wolves (screenplay)
 1979 Studs Lonigan (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1978 Somebody Killed Her Husband (writer)
 1978 The Wild Geese (screenplay)
 1977 The Four of Us (TV Movie)
 1977 Sacco e Vanzetti (TV Mini-Series) (story)
  The Zoo Gang (TV Series) (developer - 4 episodes, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
- The Twisted Cross (1974) ... (developer)
- The Counterfeit Trap (1974) ... (developer)
- The Lion Hunt (1974) ... (developer)
- African Misfire (1974) ... (developer)
- Revenge: Post Dated (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Doce hombres sin piedad (1973) ... (play)
 1973 Doze Homens em Conflito (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Douze hommes en colère (1971) ... (play)
 1971 Des amis très chers (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 A Quiet Game of Cards (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Die lieben Freunde (TV Movie)
 1969 Cudesan svet Horasa Forda (TV Movie)
 1968 Prica o Saku i Vancetiju (TV Movie)
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dear Friends (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 Stranger on the Run (TV Movie) (based on a story by)
 1967 Tragödie in einer Wohnwagenstadt (TV Movie) (novel 'Tragedy in a Temporary Town')
 1967 Entscheidung (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 De zaak Sacco en Vanzetti (TV Movie)
 1966 Twaalf gezworenen (TV Movie)
 1965 Oluja na ulici (TV Movie)
  The Defenders (TV Series) (created by - 132 episodes, 1961 - 1965) (written by - 12 episodes, 1961 - 1963)
- Only a Child (1965) ... (created by)
- The Bum's Rush (1965) ... (created by)
- The Prosecutor (1965) ... (created by)
- Youths and Maidens on an Evening Walk (1965) ... (created by)
- A Matter of Law and Disorder (1965) ... (created by)
 1963 Die zwölf Geschworenen (TV Movie) (play "Twelve Angry Men")
 1963 Der Fall Sacco und Vanzetti (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Kaksitoista valamiestä (TV Movie) (story "12 Angry Men")
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Incredible World of Horace Ford (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thunder on Sycamore Street (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1962 Die Feuertreppe (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Das Kartenspiel (TV Movie)
 1961 Zo'n rustige straat (TV Movie) (story "Thunder on Sycamore Street")
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drama '61: The Cruel Day (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Black Monday (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Ukkosta Jalavakadulla (TV Movie) (story "Thunder on Sycamore Street")
 1960 Thunder on Sycamore Street (TV Movie)
 1959-1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 2 (1960) ... (writer)
- The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1 (1960) ... (writer)
 1959-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Cruel Day (1960) ... (writer)
- A Marriage of Strangers (1959) ... (writer)
- A Quiet Game of Cards (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Oväder på Sycamore street (TV Movie) (TV play)
 1959 The Man in the Net (writer)
 1959 Tragedy in a Temporary Town (TV Movie)
 1959 Straße der Gerechten (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1958 Man of the West (screenplay)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #6.20 (1957)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thunder on Sycamore Street (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Dino (teleplay)
 1957 12 Angry Men (story and screenplay)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (written by - 2 episodes, 1957) (written especially for Studio One by - 2 episodes, 1954 - 1956) (written for Studio One by - 1 episode, 1954) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Defender: Part 2 (1957) ... (written by)
- The Defender: Part 1 (1957) ... (written by)
- Dino (1956) ... (written especially for Studio One by)
- Three Empty Rooms (1955) ... (writer)
- The Incredible World of Horace Ford (1955) ... (writer)
 1956 Crime in the Streets (story and screenplay)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Three Empty Rooms (TV Movie)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Expendable House (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crime in the Streets (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 The Challenge (TV Movie)
  Danger (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1953)
- Night of Reckoning (1954) ... (written by)
- A Name for Baby (1953) ... (written by)
- Missing Night (1953) ... (written by)
- Operation Nightmare (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Enormous Radio (1953) ... (written by)
 1951 Out There (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Bus to Nowhere (1951) ... (written by)
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His play, "12 Angry Men," was performed at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Tony Haygarth, Timothy West, Maurice Kaufmann, Tim Healy, Kevin Whateley, Alan MacNaughtan, Peter Vaughan, and Robert East in the cast. Harold Pinter was director. See more »

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[about his inspiration for 12 Angry Men (1957)] It was such an impressive, solemn setting in a great big wood-paneled courtroom, with a silver-haired judge. It knocked me out. I was overwhelmed. I was on a jury for a manslaughter case, and we got into this terrific, furious, eight-hour argument in the jury room. I was writing one-hour dramas for Studio One in Hollywood (1948) then and I thought, ... See more »

Trivia:

Born in Manhattan, attended City College from 1937 to 1938. Served in the Army, 1942-1946, attaining rank of first lieutenant. Started writing for television in 1951 for CBS, and eventually worked for all three major networks. See more »

Nickname:

Reggie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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