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James Dickey (I) (1923–1997)


Born Feb. 2nd, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia, Dickey served in the U.S. Air Force during W.W. II and went on to earn a BA & MA from Vanderbilt University and become a celebrated American author & poet, winning numerous awards for his literary works. To film goers, he is best known as the as the author of the best selling book turned gripping, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Deliverance Writer
(1972)
(1976)
The Big Story Prosecuting Attorney
(1958)

Filmography

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 1976 The Call of the Wild (TV Movie)
 1972 Deliverance (novel) / (screenplay)
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 1972 Deliverance
Sheriff Bullard
 1958 The Big Story (TV Series)
Prosecuting Attorney
- Until Proven Guilty (1958) ... Prosecuting Attorney
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 1992 Literary Visions (TV Series documentary)
Self
 1984 Tales of the Unknown South (TV Movie)
Self - Host
 1977 Kudzu (Documentary short)
Self
 1977 Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (TV Special)
Self
 1974 Dinah! (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #1.28 (1974) ... Self
 1972 The Dangerous World of 'Deliverance' (Documentary short)
Self
 1970 Lord, Let Me Die but Not Die Out (Short)
Self
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #3.2 (1970) ... Self
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 2007 Deliverance: Delivered (Video short)
Self
 2007 Deliverance: The Beginning (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His poetry collection "Buckdancer's Choice" won a 1966 National Book Award. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Dodson, Deborah  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think [Allen Ginsberg] has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, "If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that". See more »

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Daughter Bronwen Dickey is a writer primarily known for her travel essays. See more »

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