James Lee Barrett (1929–1989)

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James Lee Barrett was born on November 19, 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) and In the Heat of the Night (1988). He died on October 15, 1989 in Templeton, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1977)
(1988-1995)
(1969)

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 2001 Warden of Red Rock (TV Movie) (written by)
 1996 Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Movie) (written by)
  In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (developed for television by - 145 episodes, 1988 - 1995) (written by - 2 episodes, 1988)
- Grow Old Along with Me (1995) ... (creator)
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... (creator)
- Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) ... (creator)
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... (creator)
- Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) ... (creator)
 1988 Jesse (TV Movie) (written by)
  Our House (TV Series) (creator - 46 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (written by - 3 episodes, 1986)
- Artful Dodging (1988) ... (creator)
- Neighborhood Watch (1988) ... (creator)
- The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... (creator)
- The Ashton Street Gang (1988) ... (creator)
- Out of Step (1988) ... (creator)
 1988 April Morning (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1987 Poker Alice (TV Movie)
 1987 The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1986 Stagecoach (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1986 The Defiant Ones (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1984 You Are the Jury (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
 1980 Belle Starr (TV Movie) (written by)
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie) (teleplay by)
 1979 Wild Horse Hank (screenplay)
 1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 The Awakening Land (TV Mini Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Part II: The Fields (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Part I: The Trees (1978) ... (teleplay)
 1977 Smokey and the Bandit (screenplay)
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Long Rider (1974) ... (writer)
- David Done It (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 The Boomtown Band & Cattle Company (TV Movie) (writer)
 1971 Something Big (written by)
 1971 Fools' Parade (screenplay)
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club (written by)
 1969 The Undefeated (screenplay)
 1968 The Green Berets (screenplay)
 1968 Bandolero! (screenplay)
 1965 Shenandoah (written by)
 1965 The Truth About Spring (screenplay)
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told (screenplay)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)
- Hot Wind on a Cold Town (1961) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Avenger (1961)
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Inside Track (1959) ... (written by)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (written by - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Dog in a Bush Tunnel (1958) ... (writer)
- Run, Joe, Run (1958) ... (written by)
- Teddy Bear (1956) ... (written by)
 1957 The D.I. (screenplay)
  Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956) (story - 1 episode, 1956)
- Heart of a Dream (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Cold Harbor (1956) ... (story) / (teleplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1986) Gary Geld, Peter Udell and his musical, "Shenandoah," was performed in a Kenley Players production in Akron and Columbus, Ohio with Ed Ames in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Christian David
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Trivia:

In the The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) a sign hung in the lobby listing the names of the girls who worked the club. For years after the film was released, that sign hung in his home as a memento. See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

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