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Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)

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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 trivia »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2014 The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut (Video) (screenplay)
 2014 The Lego Movie (character: Lando Calrissian - uncredited)
 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 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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Other Works:

Novel: "Stranger at Home". NOTE: Ghost-written for George Sanders. 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:

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 »

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The Queen of Space Opera

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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