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||September 19, 2010
||November 14, 1920
||Cause of Death:
||Newark, New Jersey, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Joined the young writer's training program at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Began Hollywood career by co-writing "Living in a Big Way" for MGM
Began collaboration with wife Harriet Frank, Jr. by co-writing the story for the Randolph Scott western "Ten Wanted Men"
First screenwriting collaboration with wife was on "The Long, Hot Summer"; also first collaboration with Martin Ritt, who directed
Collaborated with Martin Ritt (director) and wife Harriet Frank Jr. (co-writer) for "The Sound and the Fury"
Co-scripted "Home from the Hill," directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Robert Mitchum
Adapted Inge's play "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" into a film directed by Delbert Mann
Co-produced (with Martin Ritt) and co-wrote (with Frank) "Hud," a drama set in modern Texas and starring Paul Newman; shared an Oscar nomination with his wife for the screenplay
Produced "The Reivers"; also adapted William Faulkner's novel with Frank
Co-penned " The Cowboys," a western starring John Wayne
Adapted Giles Tippette's novel <i>The Bank Robber</i> into the film "The Spikes Gang"
Earned an Academy Award nomination for co-writing (with Frank) the Martin Ritt directed "Norma Rae"
Co-wrote (with Frank) "Murphy's Law," which was directed by Martin Ritt
Final screen collaboration with Ritt and Frank "Stanley and Iris"