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Howard Sackler (1929–1982)


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


(age 52)

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Known For

Jaws 2
Jaws 2 Writer
The Great White Hope
Fear and Desire
Gray Lady Down


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 2016 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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(December 7, 1967 to January 14, 1968) His play, "The Great White Hope," was performed at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Edwin Sherin was director. See more »

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

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