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Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)

Leigh Douglass Brackett was born in 1915 in Los Angeles. She was the author of numerous short stories and books regarding science fiction and has been referred to as the Queen of Space Opera. Hollywood director Howard Hawks was so impressed by one of her novels that he had his secretary call in "this guy Brackett" to help William Faulkner write ... See full bio »

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The Big Sleep Writer
(1946)
Rio Bravo Writer
(1959)
Hatari! Writer
(1962)

Filmography

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 2018 Christian Frates' Voice Swaps (TV Series short) (orginal script by - 1 episode)
- Whitey Duvall is Yogi Bear's Dad (2018) ... (orginal script by)
 2015 Mando Mercs 5-0 Clan Celebration (Short) (characters)
 2015 Rise of Jobba Fett (Short) (character)
 2014 The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut (Video) (screenplay)
 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (screenplay)
  The Rockford Files (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1975) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Four Pound Brick (1975) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Body Beautiful (1975) ... (writer)
 1973 The Long Goodbye (screenplay)
 1970 Rio Lobo (screenplay)
 1967 El Dorado (screenplay)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Terror at Northfield (1963) ... (teleplay)
- Death of a Cop (1963) ... (teleplay)
 1962 Hatari! (screenplay)
 1962 13 West Street (novel "The Tiger Among Us")
 1961 Gold of the Seven Saints (screenplay by)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- Face in the Window (1960) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959 Rio Bravo (screenplay)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Eye for Eye (1958) ... (novel)
 1954 The Unholy Four (novel)
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (screenplay)
 1946 The Big Sleep (screen play)
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost (original story) / (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Follow the Free Wind". NOTE: Winner of the Spur Award from Western Writers of America. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

They were all collaborations. The filmmaking process is a team effort. A screenwriter cannot possibly do exactly what he wants, as if he was writing a novel. When I write a novel I am God at my own typewriter and there is nobody in between. But when I write a screenplay it must be a compromise because there are so many elements which are outside the writer's province. See more »

Trivia:

A noted science-fiction/fantasy author who was prolific in SF and other pulps in the 1940s; a mentor and sometime collaborator of Ray Bradbury. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Space Opera

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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