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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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)
Himself
 1984 Tales of the Unknown South (TV Movie)
Himself - Host
 1977 Kudzu (Documentary short)
Himself
 1977 Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (TV Special)
Himself
 1974 Dinah! (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.28 (1974) ... Himself
 1972 The Dangerous World of 'Deliverance' (Documentary short)
Himself
 1970 Lord, Let Me Die but Not Die Out (Short)
Himself
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.2 (1970) ... Himself
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 2007 Deliverance: Delivered (Video short)
Himself
 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)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning. See more »

Trivia:

Before Dickey's death, there were talks of making a movie from his last novel, To the White Sea, with the Coen Brothers in negotiations to direct. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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