Richard Brooks

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Richard Brooks
Brooks in 1986
Reuben Sax

May 18, 1912
DiedMarch 11, 1992(1992-03-11) (aged 79)
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
  • novelist
Jean Brooks
(m. 1941; div. 1944)

Harriette Levin
(m. 1946; div. 1957)

Jean Simmons
(m. 1960; div. 1980)

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter. He was also a movie director, novelist and film producer. He got eight Oscar nominations. Notable works are Blackboard Jungle (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960), In Cold Blood (1967) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Elmer Gantry. Brooks worked with Mark Hellinger and Warner Brothers. Later he worked with MGM and worked independently.

Movies[change | change source]

MGM[change | change source]

Credited as both writer and director (unless stated)

Independent producer[change | change source]

Credited as both writer and director