Biography

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James Bridges (February 3, 1936 — June 6, 1993) was an American screenwriter and film director. Bridges was born in Paris, Arkansas. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and one of his episodes, "An Unlocked Window", earned him a 1966 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Episode in a TV Series. Bridges went on to write and direct a number of notable films, including The Baby Maker, The Paper Chase, September 30, 1955, The China Syndrome, Urban Cowboy, Perfect, and Bright Lights, Big City. Bridges was a mentor to actress Debra Winger. From 1958 to 1993, his life partner was actor Jack Larson, best known for his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Adventures of Superman. Bridges died in Los Angeles, California of cancer. The James Bridges Theater at University of California, Los Angeles was named in his honor in November 1999. Bridges was a faculty member there early in his career.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Bridges (February 3, 1936 — June 6, 1993) was an American screenwriter and film director. Bridges was born in Paris, Arkansas. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and one of his episodes, "An Unlocked Window", earned him a 1966 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Episode in a TV Series. Bridges went on to write and direct a number of notable films, including The Baby Maker, The Paper Chase, September 30, 1955, The China Syndrome, Urban Cowboy, Perfect, and Bright Lights, Big City. Bridges was a mentor to actress Debra Winger. From 1958 to 1993, his life partner was actor Jack Larson, best known for his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Adventures of Superman. Bridges died in Los Angeles, California of cancer. The James Bridges Theater at University of California, Los Angeles was named in his honor in November 1999. Bridges was a faculty member there early in his career.

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Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1936-02-03

Day of Death 1993-06-06

Place of Birth Paris, Arkansas, U.S.

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1990 White Hunter, Black Heart Screenplay
1986 Beg for Love Story
1985 Perfect Screenplay
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)Writer
1984 Mike's Murder Writer
1980 Urban Cowboy Screenplay
1979 The China Syndrome Screenplay
1978 The Paper Chase (1 episode)Writer
1978 September 30, 1955 Writer
1973 The Paper Chase Screenplay
1973 Carola Teleplay
1972 Limbo Screenplay
1972 When Michael Calls Writer
1970 The Baby Maker Writer
1970 Colossus: The Forbin Project Screenplay
1966 The Appaloosa Screenplay

Directing

1988 Bright Lights, Big City Director
1985 Perfect Director
1984 Mike's Murder Director
1980 Urban Cowboy Director
1979 The China Syndrome Director
1978 September 30, 1955 Director
1973 The Paper Chase Director
1970 The Baby Maker Director

Acting

1964 Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of
1957 Invasion of the Saucer-Men as Bobby
1951 Dragnet (2 episodes)

Production

1985 Perfect Producer
1984 Mike's Murder Producer

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