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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
Deliverance Writer
(1972)
The Call of the Wild
(1976)
The Big Story
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 Movie)
Himself
 1974 Dinah! (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.28 (1974) ... Himself
 1972 The Dangerous World of 'Deliverance' (Documentary short)
Himself
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.2 (1970) ... Himself
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 2007 Deliverance: Delivered (Video short)
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 2007 Deliverance: The Beginning (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Fiction: "To The White Sea", "Playboy" (USA), September 1993, p.78-80+162-167. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The poet is one who, because he cannot love, imagines what it would be like if he could. See more »

Trivia:

Taught at many colleges and universities, including Reed College (Portland, Oregon), San Fernando Valley State College (Northbridge, California), University of Florida (Gainesville), University of South Carolina (Columbia), University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee and Madison). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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