Richard Brooks

American screenwriter, film director and producer (1912-1992)

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.

Richard Brooks
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Brooks in 1986
Born
Reuben Sax

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

Harriette Levin
(m. 1946; div. 1957)

Jean Simmons
(m. 1960; div. 1980)
Children1

MoviesEdit

MGMEdit

Credited as both writer and director (unless stated)

Independent producerEdit

Credited as both writer and director