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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 Down River (earlier screenplay) (completed)
 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:

The Great White Hope (1968). Drama. Written by Howard Sackler. Music arranged by Charles Gross. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Alvin Theatre: 3 Oct 1968- 31 Jan 1970 (546 performances + 15 previews). Cast: James Earl Jones (as "Jack Jefferson"), Jane Alexander (as "Eleanor Bachman") [Broadway debut], Thomas Anderson (as "Negro Man/... See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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