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Terry Southern (I) (1924–1995)

Terry Southern began writing satirical, outrageous fiction at the age of 12, when he took it upon himself to rewrite various Edgar Allan Poe stories "because they didn't go far enough". After serving as a lieutenant in the army in World War II, he began writing short stories in earnest while studying at the Sorbonne. "The Accident", published in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Barbarella (2017) ... (screenplay)
 2004 Heavy Put-Away (Short) (short story)
 1998 Terry Southern Interviews a Faggot Male Nurse (Short) (short story)
 1988 The Telephone (screenplay)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 19 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (written by - 1 episode, 1981)
- Olivia Newton-John (1982) ... (writer)
- Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) ... (writer)
- Robert Culp/The Charlie Daniels Band (1982) ... (writer)
- Johnny Cash/Elton John (1982) ... (writer)
- Daniel J. Travanti/John Cougar (1982) ... (writer)
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Stop, Thief! (1976) ... (written by)
 1969 The Magic Christian (based on the novel by) / (screenplay)
 1969 Easy Rider (written by)
 1968 Candy (novel)
 1968 Barbarella (screenplay)
 1967 Don't Make Waves (uncredited)
 1967 Casino Royale (uncredited)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (screenplay)
 1965 The Loved One (screenplay)
 1965 The Collector (uncredited)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (television adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- Emperor Jones (1958) ... (teleplay) / (television adaptation)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Magic Christian" (New York City, NY, Grove Press, ISBN 0-8021-3465-3). NOTE: Filmed as The Magic Christian (1969). See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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I have visited several of the libraries personally to talk to the librarians about the archive," Morgan wrote in a letter to Nile on March 24, 1998. "And each time, I have had the feeling that they did not consider Terry Southern a 'serious' enough writer to warrant such a large expenditure. See more »

Trivia:

In addition to co-writing the screenplay for Dennis Hopper's iconic biker odyssey Easy Rider (1969), he came up with the title (the original title was "The Loners"). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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