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Howard Sackler (1929–1982)

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Won Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as author of Best Play winner "The Great White Hope." See more trivia »

Died:

(age 52)

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Known For

Jaws 2
Jaws 2 Writer
(1978)
The Great White Hope
(1970)
Fear and Desire
(1953)
Gray Lady Down
(1978)

Filmography

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 2016/I Down River (earlier screenplay)
 1979 Saint Jack (screenplay)
 1978 Jaws 2 (written by)
 1978 Gray Lady Down (screenplay)
 1970 The Great White Hope (play) / (screenplay)
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (writer)
 1955 Killer's Kiss (screenplay - uncredited)
 1953 Fear and Desire (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Great White Hope," was performed at the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Hugh Quarshie, Earlene Bentley, Ed Bishop, Colin Bruce, Dominic Hawksley, Joan Heal, Mark Heath, Leon Herbert, Barry Jackson, Terence Longden, John Matshikiza, Michael Melia and Terry Mortimer in the cast. Nicholas Kent was director. See more »
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Trivia:

Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his play "The Great White Hope." See more »

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