Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927–2013)


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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born on May 7, 1927 in Cologne, Germany. She was a writer, known for Howards End (1992), A Room with a View (1985) and The Remains of the Day (1993). She was married to Cyrus Jhabvala. She died on April 3, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Howards End Writer
(1992)
(1985)
Heat and Dust Writer
(1983)

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 2003 The Divorce (screenplay)
 2000 The Golden Bowl (screenplay)
 1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (screenplay)
 1996 Surviving Picasso (screenplay)
 1995 Jefferson in Paris (written by)
 1993 The Remains of the Day (screenplay)
 1992 Howards End (screenplay)
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (screenplay)
 1988 Madame Sousatzka (screenplay)
 1985 A Room with a View (screenplay)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Europeans (1985) ... (writer)
 1984 The Bostonians (screenplay)
 1983 Heat and Dust (novel) / (screenplay)
 1983 The Courtesans of Bombay (TV Movie documentary) (a film made by)
 1981 Quartet (screenplay)
 1980 Jane Austen in Manhattan (written by)
 1979 The Europeans (screenplay)
 1977 Roseland (story and screenplay)
 1975 Autobiography of a Princess (written by - as R. Prawer Jhabvala)
 1975 The Place of Peace (TV Movie)
 1973 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
 1970 Bombay Talkie (screenplay - as R. Prawer Jhabvala)
 1969 The Guru (story written for the screen by - as R. Prawer Jhabvala)
 1965 Shakespeare-Wallah (story and screenplay - as R. Prawer Jhabvala)
 1963 The Householder (dialogue - as R. Prawer Jhabvala) / (novel - as R. Prawer Jhabvala) / (screenplay - as R. Prawer Jhabvala)
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Won the 1975 Booker Prize for her novel 'Heat and Dust'.

Alternate Names:

R. Prawer Jhabvala | Ruth and Cyrus Jhabvala

Spouse:

Cyrus Jhabvala  (her death)  (3 children)
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She was approached by Merchant and Ivory for permission to make a film of her 1960 novel "The Householder". She agreed to write the screenplay for The Householder (1963), and it was the beginning of a successful partnership. See more »

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