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Jacob Brackman

Jacob Brackman was born on September 22, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He was previously married to Mindy Jostyn. See full bio »

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Days of Heaven Producer
Times Square Writer
Law & Order Writer
All Good Things Soundtrack


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 2019 Castle Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Laughing Place (2019) ... (writer: "That's the Way I Always Heard It Should Be", "Haven't Got Time for the Pain")
 2010 All Good Things (writer: "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be")
 2004 Little Black Book (writer: "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be")
 2000 The Next Best Thing (writer: "Haven't Got Time For the Pain")
 1986 The Karate Kid Part II (writer: "Two Looking at One")
 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics: "Hard To Be Tender")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- Secrets (1984) ... (lyrics: "On The West Side") / (music: "On The West Side")
 1981 Polnareff: Show Télé 82 (TV Special) (lyrics: "Holding On To Smoke")
 1980 Times Square (writer: "Damn Dog", "Your Daughter Is One")
 1976 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (writer: "Attitude Dancing" - uncredited)
 1975 Michel Polnareff: Fame à la Mode (Video short) (lyrics: "Fame À La Mode")
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"King of Hearts," musical revival; book by Joseph Stein; music by Peter Link; lyrics by Jacob Brackman; directed by Gabriel Barre; at the Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA. See more »

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Graduated from Harvard University in 1965 and became a journalist for 'Newsweek'. He also worked as a film critic for 'Esquire' and 'The New Yorker' before writing his first screenplay. Also a songwriter, he composed a musical 'King of Hearts', and has collaborated with Carly Simon on songs which she has recorded. He was married to lyricist Mindy Jostyn, who died in 2005.

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