Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Terry Southern (1 May 1924 – 29 October 1995) was an American author, essayist, screenwriter and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style. Part of the Paris postwar literary movement in the 1950s and a companion to Beat writers in Greenwich Village, Southern was also at the center of Swinging London in the sixties and helped to change the style and substance of American films in the 1970s. In the 1980s he wrote for Saturday Night Live and lectured on screenwriting at several universities in New York.

Southern's dark and often absurdist style of satire helped to define the sensibilities of several generations of writers, readers, directors and film goers. He is credited by journalist Tom Wolfe as having invented New Journalism with the publication of "Twirling at Ole Miss" in Esquire in 1962, and his gift for writing memorable film dialogue was evident in Dr. Strangelove, The Loved One, The Cincinnati Kid, Easy Rider, and The Magic Christian. His work on Easy Rider helped create the independent film movement of the 1970s.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Terry Southern (1 May 1924 – 29 October 1995) was an American author, essayist, screenwriter and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style. Part of the Paris postwar literary movement in the 1950s and a companion to Beat writers in Greenwich Village, Southern was also at the center of Swinging London in the sixties and helped to change the style and substance of American films in the 1970s. In the 1980s he wrote for Saturday Night Live and lectured on screenwriting at several universities in New York.

Southern's dark and often absurdist style of satire helped to define the sensibilities of several generations of writers, readers, directors and film goers. He is credited by journalist Tom Wolfe as having invented New Journalism with the publication of "Twirling at Ole Miss" in Esquire in 1962, and his gift for writing memorable film dialogue was evident in Dr. Strangelove, The Loved One, The Cincinnati Kid, Easy Rider, and The Magic Christian. His work on Easy Rider helped create the independent film movement of the 1970s.

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

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 10

Birthday 1924-05-01

Day of Death 1995-10-29

Place of Birth Alvarado, Texas, USA

Official Site http://www.terrysouthern.com/

Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1988 The Telephone Writer
1975 Saturday Night Live (770 episodes)Writer
1970 End of the Road Screenplay
1969 The Magic Christian Novel Screenplay
1969 Easy Rider Screenplay
1968 Barbarella Screenplay
1965 The Cincinnati Kid Screenplay
1965 The Loved One Author
1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Screenplay

Acting

1984 Burroughs: The Movie
1970 End of the Road as Mr. Caruso

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