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Terry Southern (I) (1924–1995)

Terry Southern began writing satirical, outrageous fiction at the age of 12, when he took it upon himself to rewrite various Edgar Allan Poe stories "because they didn't go far enough". After serving as a lieutenant in the army in World War II, he began writing short stories in earnest while studying at the Sorbonne. "The Accident", published in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2004 Heavy Put-Away (Short) (short story)
 1998 Terry Southern Interviews a Faggot Male Nurse (Short) (short story)
 1988 The Telephone (screenplay)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 19 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (written by - 1 episode, 1981)
- Olivia Newton-John (1982) ... (writer)
- Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) ... (writer)
- Robert Culp/The Charlie Daniels Band (1982) ... (writer)
- Johnny Cash/Elton John (1982) ... (writer)
- Daniel J. Travanti/John Cougar (1982) ... (writer)
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Stop, Thief! (1976) ... (written by)
 1969 The Magic Christian (based on the novel by) / (screenplay)
 1969 Easy Rider (written by)
 1968 Candy (novel)
 1968 Barbarella (screenplay)
 1967 Don't Make Waves (uncredited)
 1967 Casino Royale (uncredited)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (screenplay)
 1965 The Loved One (screenplay)
 1965 The Collector (uncredited)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (television adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- Emperor Jones (1958) ... (teleplay) / (television adaptation)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Flash and Filigree" (New York City, NY, Grove Press, ISBN 0-8021-3430-0. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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"You think of the '60s as a really fertile time. And Terry is like a gardener of that time...He was able to enter all these different scenes without an objective. I think he just wanted to produce work that was culturally significant." --Nile Southern, son of Terry See more »

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Gore Vidal (a writer not noted for fulsome enthusiasm for any of his fellow scribes) went so far as to describe him as "the most profoundly witty writer of our generation". See more »

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Taurus

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