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Ernest Tidyman (1928–1984)

Ernest Tidyman was born on January 1, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on The French Connection (1971), High Plains Drifter (1973) and Shaft (2000). He was married to Chris Clark and Susan Gould. He died on July 14, 1984 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 56) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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(1971)
(1973)
Shaft Writer
(2000)
Shaft Writer
(1971)

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 2019 Shaft (based upon the character John Shaft from the novel by) (post-production)
 2000 Shaft (novel "Shaft")
 1986 Stark: Mirror Image (TV Movie) (based on characters created by)
 1985 Brotherly Love (TV Movie)
 1985 Stark (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 Last Plane Out (writer)
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
 1979 Eischied (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Dummy (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 A Force of One (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie) (written for television by)
 1976 Street People (dialogue)
 1975 Report to the Commissioner (screenplay)
 1973-1974 Shaft (TV Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- The Murder Machine (1974) ... (novel)
- The Capricorn Murders (1974) ... (novel)
- Cop Killer (1974) ... (novel)
- The Kidnapping (1973) ... (novel)
- Hit-Run (1973) ... (novel)
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun (uncredited)
 1973 Shaft in Africa (characters)
 1973 High Plains Drifter (written by)
 1971 The French Connection (screenplay by)
 1971 Shaft (novel) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Shaft" (filmed as Shaft (2000), Shaft (1971), Shaft (1973)).
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His two first film screenplays were Shaft (1971) and The French Connection (1971), both iconic films dealing with the crime scene in the New York of early 1970's. He won an Oscar for the latter film. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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