Colin Higgins (28 July 1941 – 5 August 1988) was an Australian-American screenwriter, actor, director and producer. He is best known for writing the screenplay for Harold and Maude (1971) and Silver Streak (1976), and for directing Foul Play (1978) and 9 to 5 (1980). Higgins was openly gay.
Life and career[change | change source]
After graduating he was working as a part-time chauffeur and pool cleaner for a wealthy family in Los Angeles. There he met film producer Ed Lewis and showed him a draft of Harold and Maude. Ed then showed the draft to Robert Evans at Paramount. Higgins collaborated with Hal Ashby to make this film.
References[change | change source]
- Lyall, Sarah (7 August 1988). "Colin Higgins, Film Director, 47, Creator of 'Harold and Maude'". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
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