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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 December 1920New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 19 April 2002Norwalk, Connecticut, USA  (complications from heart failure)
Nickname Reggie

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (2)

Ellen McLaughlin (6 July 1963 - 19 April 2002) (his death) (2 children)
Barbara E. Langbart (5 September 1943 - ?) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (2)

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.
Briefly with United Artists (1956-58) as a contract writer.

Personal Quotes (1)

[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, "Wow, what a setting for a drama!"

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