Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, director, novelist and occasional producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958); Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay); In Cold Blood (1967); and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

Brooks was one of the relatively few filmmakers whose careers bridged the transition from the classic studio system to the independent productions that marked the 1960s and beyond. He was also among the postwar writer-directors who made some of their best films as they struggled to break free of industry censorship. His legacy is that of a filmmaker who sought independence in a collaborative art and tried to bring his own vision to the screen.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Brooks, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, director, novelist and occasional producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958); Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay); In Cold Blood (1967); and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

Brooks was one of the relatively few filmmakers whose careers bridged the transition from the classic studio system to the independent productions that marked the 1960s and beyond. He was also among the postwar writer-directors who made some of their best films as they struggled to break free of industry censorship. His legacy is that of a filmmaker who sought independence in a collaborative art and tried to bring his own vision to the screen.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Brooks, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1912-05-18

Day of Death 1992-03-11

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Ruben Sax

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1985 Fever Pitch Writer
1982 Wrong Is Right Writer
1975 Bite the Bullet Writer
1971 $ Writer
1969 The Happy Ending Writer
1967 In Cold Blood Screenplay
1966 The Professionals Writer
1965 Lord Jim Screenplay
1962 Sweet Bird of Youth Screenplay
1960 Elmer Gantry Screenplay
1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Screenplay
1957 Something of Value Screenplay
1956 The Last Hunt Writer
1955 Blackboard Jungle Writer
1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris Screenplay
1953 Battle Circus Writer
1952 Deadline - U.S.A. Writer
1952 The Light Touch Screenplay
1951 Storm Warning Writer
1950 Mystery Street Screenplay
1950 Crisis Writer
1949 Any Number Can Play Screenplay
1948 Key Largo Screenplay
1947 Crossfire Novel
1947 Brute Force Screenplay
1946 Swell Guy Writer
1944 Cobra Woman Screenplay
1944 My Best Gal Story
1942 Men of Texas Screenplay

Directing

1985 Fever Pitch Director
1982 Wrong Is Right Director
1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar Director
1975 Bite the Bullet Director
1971 $ Director
1969 The Happy Ending Director
1967 In Cold Blood Director
1966 The Professionals Director
1965 Lord Jim Director
1962 Sweet Bird of Youth Director
1960 Elmer Gantry Director
1958 The Brothers Karamazov Director
1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Director
1957 Something of Value Director
1956 The Catered Affair Director
1956 The Last Hunt Director
1955 Blackboard Jungle Director
1954 Flame and the Flesh Director
1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris Director
1953 Take the High Ground! Director
1953 Battle Circus Director
1952 Deadline - U.S.A. Director
1952 The Light Touch Director
1950 Crisis Director
1944 Return to Guam Director
1944 With the Marines at Tarawa Director

Acting

1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (3 episodes)
1988 Bacall on Bogart as Himself
1987 A Special Friendship as Matt Bowser
1975 Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait as Himself

Production

1982 Wrong Is Right Producer
1975 Bite the Bullet Producer
1966 The Professionals Producer
1965 Lord Jim Producer

Crew

1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar Script
1946 The Killers Additional Writing
1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard Additional Dialogue
1942 Sin Town Additional Dialogue

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page