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Ernest Tidyman (1928–1984)

Ernest Tidyman was born on January 1, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on The French Connection (1971), Shaft (1971) and Shaft (2000). He was married to Chris Clark and Susan Gould. He died on July 14, 1984 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 56) in London, England, UK

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 2000 Shaft (novel "Shaft")
 1985 Brotherly Love (TV Movie)
 1985 Stark (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 Last Plane Out (writer)
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
 1979 Eischied (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 A Force of One (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Dummy (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie) (written for television by)
 1976 Street People (dialogue)
 1975 Report to the Commissioner (screenplay)
 1973-1974 Shaft (TV Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- The Murder Machine (1974) ... (novel)
- The Capricorn Murders (1974) ... (novel)
- Cop Killer (1974) ... (novel)
- The Kidnapping (1973) ... (novel)
- Hit-Run (1973) ... (novel)
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun (uncredited)
 1973 Shaft in Africa (characters)
 1973 High Plains Drifter (written by)
 1971 The French Connection (screenplay)
 1971 Shaft (novel) / (screenplay)
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Novel: "Shaft" (filmed as Shaft (2000), Shaft (1971), Shaft (1973)).
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Came up with the character's name by looking out his book publisher's window and seeing a sign that read "Fire Shaft". See more »

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Capricorn

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