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Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)

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The character "Sheriff Leigh Brackett" in John Carpenter's successful independent horror film Halloween (1978) was named after her. See more trivia »

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Known For

The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep Writer
(1946)
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo Writer
(1959)
El Dorado
El Dorado Writer
(1967)

Filmography

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 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (story)
  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 an 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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Story: "Martian Quest" See more »

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Personal Quote:

"I simply enjoy the work. Of course, Hollywood has changed greatly since I first started writing. Now you must grab what you can get. I even wrote a TV script for 'The Rockford Files.' Screenwriting is still a challenge for me. It's more technical than creative. You have to be a very good journeyman plumber and put the proper parts together. Then, if you can still inject a little bit of something... See more »

Trivia:

Died of cancer after writing the first version of the script of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Because it was an unfinished script, George Lucas revised her draft and engaged Lawrence Kasdan to finish the screenplay. None of Brackett's ideas made it in the final script, but Lucas gave her credit on the screenplay, while he himself is uncredited for his work on the script ... See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Space Opera

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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