Alvin Sargent (1927–2019)


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Alvin Sargent was born on April 12, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alvin Supowitz. He is known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), Ordinary People (1980) and Paper Moon (1973). He was married to Laura Ziskin and Joan Camden. He died on May 9, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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(age 92) in Seattle, Washington, USA

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Spider-Man 2 Writer
(2004)
(1980)
Paper Moon Writer
(1973)

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 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (screenplay)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (screenplay)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (screenplay)
 2002 Unfaithful (screenplay)
 1999 Anywhere But Here (screenplay)
 1996 Bogus (screenplay)
 1994 Oh, What a Day! 1914 (Short)
 1992/I Hero (story)
 1991 Other People's Money (screenplay)
 1991 What About Bob? (story)
 1990 White Palace (screenplay)
 1988 Dominick and Eugene (screenplay)
 1987 Nuts (screenplay by)
 1980 Ordinary People (screenplay)
 1979 The Electric Horseman (uncredited)
 1978 Straight Time (screenplay)
 1977 Julia (screenplay)
 1977 Bobby Deerfield (screenplay)
 1976 A Star Is Born (uncredited)
 1974 Paper Moon (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Birthday (1974) ... (written by)
- Settling (1974) ... (written by)
 1973 The Way We Were (uncredited)
 1973 Paper Moon (screenplay)
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pappy's Oasis (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie)
 1971 The Impatient Heart (TV Movie)
 1970 I Walk the Line (screenplay)
 1969 The Sterile Cuckoo (screenplay)
 1968 The Stalking Moon (screenplay by)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Saturday (1967) ... (written by)
- Faces (1967) ... (written by)
 1966-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- A Choice of Evils (1967) ... (teleplay)
- In Search of April (1966) ... (teleplay)
 1966 Gambit (screenplay)
 1965 For the People (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Enter a Strange Animal (1965) ... (writer)
 1963-1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- So Some Girls Play the Cello (1964) ... (writer)
- A Postcard from Yucatan (1964) ... (writer)
- Is There Room for Edward? (1964) ... (writer)
- The Guilt of Molly Kane (1963) ... (writer)
- The Saturday Evening of Time (1963) ... (writer)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow (1964) ... (teleplay)
  Route 66 (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1964) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1963) (story - 1 episode, 1963)
- Follow the White Dove with the Broken Wing (1964) ... (written by)
- 93 Percent in Smiling (1963) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Shadows of an Afternoon (1963) ... (teleplay)
  Ben Casey (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1962) (story - 1 episode, 1963)
- To a Grand and Natural Finale (1962) ... (writer)
  Naked City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1963) (written by - 1 episode, 1963) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- Color Schemes Like Never Before (1963) ... (writer)
- Howard Running Bear Is a Turtle (1963) ... (written by)
- Spectre of the Rose Street Gang (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1962 Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Fire Dancer (1962) ... (writer)
- Walk Like a King (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Jaws of Darkness (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Summer Circuit (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- The Bandit (1961)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't You Remember? (1960) ... (writer)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (story and screenplay - 1 episode)
- A Man Named March (1956) ... (story and screenplay)
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Did an uncredited rewrite for Spider-Man (2002), as a favor to his wife, one of the film's producers, Laura Ziskin.

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Personal Quote:

When I die, I'm going to have written on my tombstone, "Finally, a plot".

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Briefly acted at The Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, subsequently becoming an ad salesman for Variety. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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