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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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Known For

Days of Heaven Producer
Times Square Writer
Law & Order Writer


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 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")
 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)
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  Law & Order (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1990) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Poison Ivy (1990) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1980 Times Square (screenplay by)
 1972 The King of Marvin Gardens (screenplay) / (story)
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 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (lyrics: title song - 1986)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (lyrics: title song - 1986)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (lyrics: title song - 1986)
 1975 Michel Polnareff: Fame à la Mode (Video short) (lyrics)
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 1980 Times Square (producer)
 1978 Days of Heaven (executive producer)
 1978 Days of Heaven (second unit director)
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 2001 Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2017 Classic Albums (TV Series documentary)
- Carly Simon: No Secrets (2017) ... Himself
 1995 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Lyricist
- Carly Simon (1995) ... Himself - Lyricist

Personal Details

Other Works:

"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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