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James Agee (1909–1955)


James Agee, Pulitzer Prize winning author, was born in Knoxville in 1909. The intense writer was to enjoy little real success in his lifetime, but after death won accolades. In 1958 he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his uncompleted biographical novel A Death in the Family. Agee also wrote the classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men with Walker... See full bio »

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Known For

The African Queen
(1951)
All the Way Home
(1963)
White Mane
White Mane Writer
(1953)

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 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1963 All the Way Home (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Blue Hotel (1961) ... (teleplay)
  Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1956) (novel - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Blue Hotel (1956) ... (screenplay - segment "The Blue Hotel")
- Mr. Lincoln (1955) ... (novel - segment "Mr. Lincoln")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 5 (1953) ... (writer - segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 4 (1953) ... (writer - segment "Lincoln Part IV: New Salem")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 3 (1952) ... (writer - segment "Lincoln Part III: Growing Up")
 1955 The Night of the Hunter (screenplay by)
 1953 White Mane (commentary: english-speaking version)
 1952 Face to Face (adaptation - segment "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
 1951 The African Queen (adapted for the screen by)
 1948 The Quiet One (Documentary) (commentary and dialogue)
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Other Works:

Book: "The Morning Watch" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on D.W. Griffith] There is not a man working in movies, nor a man who cares for them, who does not owe Griffith more than he owes anyone else. See more »

Trivia:

He was also a film critic, and wrote for several magazines, including "Time". He sometimes reviewed the same film for more than one of those magazines, writing a completely new review each time rather than simply re-publishing the same one. His evolving opinions on these films can be gathered from these reviews. Among his most famous are the several he wrote for Laurence Olivier's film version of ... See more »

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