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Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)

Leigh Douglass Brackett was born in 1915 in Los Angeles. She was the author of numerous short stories and books regarding science fiction and has been referred to as the Queen of Space Opera. Hollywood director Howard Hawks was so impressed by one of her novels that he had his secretary call in "this guy Brackett" to help William Faulkner write ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Sleep Writer
(1946)
Rio Bravo Writer
(1959)
Hatari! Writer
(1962)

Filmography

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 2018 Christian Frates' Voice Swaps (TV Series short) (orginal script by - 1 episode)
- Whitey Duvall is Yogi Bear's Dad (2018) ... (orginal script by)
 2014 The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut (Video) (screenplay)
 2014 The Lego Movie (character: Lando Calrissian - uncredited)
 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (screenplay)
  The Rockford Files (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1975) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Four Pound Brick (1975) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Body Beautiful (1975) ... (writer)
 1973 The Long Goodbye (screenplay)
 1970 Rio Lobo (screenplay)
 1967 El Dorado (screenplay)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Terror at Northfield (1963) ... (teleplay)
- Death of a Cop (1963) ... (teleplay)
 1962 Hatari! (screenplay)
 1962 13 West Street (novel "The Tiger Among Us")
 1961 Gold of the Seven Saints (screenplay by)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- Face in the Window (1960) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959 Rio Bravo (screenplay)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Eye for Eye (1958) ... (novel)
 1954 The Unholy Four (novel)
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (screenplay)
 1946 The Big Sleep (screen play)
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost (original story) / (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novelization: "Rio Bravo" (based on the screenplay she wrote with Jules Furthman) See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Writing a film is like building a brick wall. You have a plan and you have the blocks. Then, somebody says, 'I think we'll take this stone out of here and put it over there. And while we're at it, let's make this stone red and that stone green.' You still have to keep the story's general shape, but you change the details. It took me a long time, but I finally learned how to do that. It was ... See more »

Trivia:

Because her first name was not obviously feminine, her fans thought that she was a man in the early 1940s. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Space Opera

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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