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Richard Brooks

Birth name Ruben Sax
Born May 18, 1912
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died March 11, 1992 (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California
Spouse(s) Jean Brooks (1941-1944)
Jean Simmons (1960-1977)
Academy Awards
Best Adapted Screenplay
1960 Elmer Gantry

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912March 11, 1992) was a Hollywood film writer, director, and (occasionally) producer. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 575 pixelsFull resolution (3224 × 2316 pixel, file size: 799 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Jean Merilyn Simmons (born January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ...


Brooks was born Ruben Sax to Russian Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from West Philadelphia High School, and later Temple University. He was a sports reporter at several newspapers (the Atlantic City Press Union, the Philadelphia record and the New York World-Telegram), then moved into radio at WNEW in New York. He served at the NBC network as a staff writer in the 1930s before trying his hand at directing for the stage at the Mill Pond Theatre in New York. He then spent several years in Hollywood as a staff writer for low-budget pictures and serials before serving in the U.S. Marines during World War II. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... West Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the four original regional high schools in Philadelphia. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


His first published novel was Splinters in 1940, but his 1947 novel, The Brick Foxhole, proved a larger success - it is the story of a group of Marines who pick up and then murder a homosexual man, and the novel is a stinging indictment of intolerance. The book was made into a movie in 1947 as Crossfire, though the intolerance was switched from homophobia to anti-Semitism to please studio executives and 1940s audiences (Brooks' received credit for the book on which the movie is based, but was contractually barred from actually working on the screenplay).


In the 1940s he wrote the screenplays for the critically acclaimed Key Largo and Brute Force, both suspenseful examples of film noir. In 1950 he directed his film Crisis, which gave a much darker role to the actor Cary Grant than he had previously attempted. He won his only Oscar in 1960 for his screenplay for Elmer Gantry, although he was nominated for the films Blackboard Jungle (1950), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Professionals (1966), and In Cold Blood (1967). This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Key Largo is a 1948 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, and Lionel Barrymore. ... Brute Force is a 1947 brooding, brutal drama movie considered film noir. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Archibald Alec Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was an English film actor. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Elmer Gantry is a 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, which tells the story of a confidence man who teams with a woman evangelist in selling religion for profit to small-town America. ... Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inner-city school. ... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a Tony-nominated play by Tennessee Williams. ... The Professionals is a 1966 Western movie directed by Richard Brooks. ... The 1967 film In Cold Blood was based on Capotes novel of the same name. ...


Other notable films directed by Brooks include The Brothers Karamazov starring Yul Brynner, Lord Jim starring Peter O'Toole, and The Last Time I Saw Paris with Elizabeth Taylor. The Brothers Karamazov (Братья Карамазовы in Russian, ) is the last novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, generally considered the culmination of his lifes work. ... Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920[1] – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born Broadway and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor. ... Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad, originally published in Blackwoods Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born Peter James OToole on August 2, 1932) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Poster for The Last Time I Saw Paris The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by MGM, loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald s short story Babylon Revisited. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ...


Brooks was once married to actress Jean Brooks. In 1960, he married the British actress Jean Simmons, whom he directed in Elmer Gantry, and they had one daughter. They divorced in 1977. Actress Jean Brooks in The Leopard Man Jean Brooks (December 23, 1915-November 25, 1963) was an American film actor who appeared in over 30 films. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Jean Merilyn Simmons (born January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Brooks died from congestive heart failure in 1992 in Beverly Hills, California and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... The Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, in Culver City, California. ... Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ...


For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Brooks has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6422 Hollywood Blvd. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


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Richard Brooks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912-March 11, 1992) was a Hollywood film writer, director, and (occasionally) producer.
Brooks was born Ruben Sax to Russian Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from West Philadelphia High School, and later Temple University.
Richard Brooks died in 1992 in Beverly Hills, California and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Richard Brooks (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (368 words)
Richard Brooks (born 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American actor.
After turning up in The Substitute and terrorizing the undead in The Crow: City of Angels (both 1996), Brooks opted to try his hand at directing, and the result was Johnny B Good.
Brooks is also well-known by some science fiction fans for his appearance on Joss Whedon's Firefly, as Boba Fett-esque bounty hunter Jubal Early in the metaphysical episode "Objects In Space".
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