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Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)


Howard Hawks thought Leigh Brackett was a good writer because according to him she wrote "like a man". See more trivia »

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 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (story)
  The Rockford Files (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1975) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Four Pound Brick (1975) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Body Beautiful (1975) ... (writer)
 1973 The Long Goodbye (screenplay)
 1970 Rio Lobo (screenplay)
 1966 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")
  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: "The Stellar Legion" 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 »


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


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