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Mordecai Richler (1931–2001)

Mordecai Richler was born on January 27, 1931 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was a writer and actor, known for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) and Joshua Then and Now (1985). He was married to Florence Wood. He died on July 3, 2001 in Montréal. See full bio »

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 2010 Barney's Version (novel)
 2007 St. Urbain's Horseman (TV Mini-Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Part 1 & 2 (2007) ... (book)
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (1977 screenplay)
 1999 Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (based on the novel by)
 1985 Mortimer Griffin and Shalinsky (Short) (story)
 1985 Joshua Then and Now (novel) / (screenplay)
 1979 The Wordsmith (TV Movie)
 1977 Fun with Dick and Jane (screenplay)
 1976 The Street (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (novel) / (screenplay)
 1974 The Play's the Thing (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 To See Ourselves (TV Series) (story)
 1967 Ein Genie wird leicht verkannt (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Life at the Top (screenplay)
 1963 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Some Grist from Mervyn's Mill (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (adaptation for television - 1 episode)
- The Fall of Mendel Krick (1963) ... (adaptation for television)
 1962 Tiara Tahiti (additional dialogue)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1961) (television adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1961) ... (writer)
- The Trouble with Benny (1959) ... (writer)
- The House of Bernarda Alba (1958) ... (television adaptation)
- Paid in Full (1958) ... (writer)
 1961 Q for Quest (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 No Love for Johnnie (screenplay)
  Encounter (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (play - 1 episode, 1957)
- Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1960) ... (writer)
- The Acrobats (1957) ... (play)
 1959 Room at the Top (uncredited)
 1958 First Novel (Short) (by)
 1957 Dearth of a Salesman (Short)
 1957 Insomnia Is Good for You (Short)
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Wouldn't Escape (1956) ... (writer)
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I don't hold with shamans, witch doctors, or psychiatrists. Shakespeare, Tolstoy, or even Dickens, understood more about the human condition than ever occurred to any of you. You overrated bunch of charlatans deal with the grammar of human problems, and the writers I've mentioned with the essence. See more »


Canadian-Jewish novelist and essayist, the son of a scrap yard dealer. Worked briefly at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1952, before moving to London in 1954, where he published seven of his ten novels. He also worked as a journalist. Most of his novels deal with the conflict between Jew and Gentile. See more »

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