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Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995)


Patricia Highsmith was born on January 19, 1921 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Mary Patricia Plangman. She was a writer, known for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Strangers on a Train (1951) and The Two Faces of January (2014). She died on February 4, 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland. See full bio »

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(age 74) in Locarno, Switzerland

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Strangers on a Train
(1951)
Carol
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(2015)

Filmography

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 2016 A Kind of Murder (based on the novel "The Blunderer" by)
 2015 Carol (novel "The Price of Salt")
 2014 A Mighty Nice Man (Short) (writer)
 2014 The Two Faces of January (based on the novel by)
 2009 The Cry of the Owl (novel)
 2007 15! (TV Movie) (extracts)
 2005 Ripley Under Ground (novel "Ripley Under Ground")
 2002 Ripley's Game (novel)
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (novel)
 1996 Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Movie) (novel "Strangers on a Train")
 1996 La rançon du chien (TV Movie) (novel)
 1995 Petits contes misògins (TV Movie) (short stories)
 1993 Trip nach Tunis (novel "The Tremor of Forgery")
  Chillers (TV Series) (short story - 2 episodes, 1990) (story "The Stuff of Madness" - 1 episode, 1992) (story "A Bird Poised to Fly - 1 episode, 1992) (story "Under a Dark Angel's Eye" - 1 episode, 1992) (story "Something the Cat Dragged In" - 1 episode, 1992) (story "Something You Have to Live With" - 1 episode, 1990) (novel - 1 episode, 1990) (story "A Curious Suicide" - 1 episode, 1990) (story "Blow It" - 1 episode, 1990) (story "Slowly Slowly in the Wind" - 1 episode, 1990) (story "Old Folks At Home" - 1 episode, 1990)
- The Stuff of Madness (1992) ... (story "The Stuff of Madness")
- A Bird Poised to Fly (1992) ... (story "A Bird Poised to Fly)
- Under a Dark Angel's Eye (1992) ... (story "Under a Dark Angel's Eye")
- The Cat Brought It In (1992) ... (story "Something the Cat Dragged In")
- Sauce for the Goose (1990) ... (short story)
 1989 Der Geschichtenerzähler (novel "The Story Teller")
 1987 Der Schrei der Eule (TV Movie) (novel "The Cry of the Owl")
 1987 Le cri du hibou (novel)
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Sauce for the Goose (1984) ... (story)
 1983 Ediths Tagebuch (novel)
 1983 Tiefe Wasser (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Zweiter Teil (1983) ... (novel)
- Erster Teil (1983) ... (novel)
 1982 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 1981 Eaux profondes (based on the novel by: "Deep Water")
 1978 Die gläserne Zelle (novel)
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 6 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 5 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 4 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 3 (1978) ... (novel)
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 2 (1978) ... (novel)
 1977 This Sweet Sickness (novel based on "This Sweet Sickness", french title "Ce mal étrange"')
 1977 The American Friend (novel "Ripley's Game")
 1969 Once You Kiss a Stranger... (novel "Strangers on a Train" - uncredited)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1965 The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cellar (1965) ... (writer)
 1963 Enough Rope (novel "The Blunderer")
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Annabel (1962) ... (novel)
 1960 Purple Noon (novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley")
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- One False Step (1958) ... (novel)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Perfect Alibi (1957) ... (story)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- To Scream at Midnight (1956) ... (story)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1956) ... (novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley") / (writer)
 1951 Strangers on a Train (from the novel by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unfinished project: Wrote a 93-page screenplay adaptation of her novel "Dark Water" for director Raoul Lévy. That film was never made because Levy committed suicide that same year. Fifteen years later, however, the novel was adapted to film as Eaux profondes (1981). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Claire Morgan
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Personal Quote:

[on film versions of her novels]: Really, I don't mind too much if they take liberties with my plots, because they're trying to do something quite different from a book, and I think they have a right to change the story as much as they wish. I couldn't write a book with the idea in my mind that it was going to be a film. That would be like thinking of a statue when you're painting a picture. See more »

Trivia:

Disliked being classified as a 'crime writer'. She is perhaps better described as an author of psychological thrillers, often examining people put into harrowing situations through seemingly innocuous catalysts. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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