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Terry Southern

Terry Southern

  • Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964) September 25 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: October 29, 1995
Born: May 1, 1924 Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure
Birth Place: Alvarado, Texas, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Raised in Dallas, Texas
1943:
Served in US Army in Europe during WWII
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While at the Sorbonne, began to contribute to literary publications like the <i>Paris Review</i>
1958:
Wrote first novel, "Flash and Filigree"; published in England
1959:
Co-authored novel, "Candy," with Mason Hoffenberg under joint pseudonym of Maxwell Kenton
1960:
Publishd first solo novel, "The Magic Christian"
1962:
Asked by Stanley Kubrick to collaborate on a screenplay that eventually became "Dr. Strangelove; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
1964:
First produced screenplay, "Dr. Strangelove ...", co-written with Stanley Kubrick and Peter George; received first Oscar nomination
1965:
With Ring Lardner Jr, wrote script for "The Cincinnati Kid", starring Steve McQueen
1965:
Collaborated with Christopher Isherwood on the screenplay adaptation of "The Loved One", based on the Evelyn Waugh novel
1968:
Appeared on screen alongside Andy Warhol in "The Queen", about a drag queen beauty pageant
1968:
Was one of eight credited writers who contributed to the script for the Roger Vadim-directed sci-fi spoof "Barbarella"
1969:
Co-wrote the screenplay for "Easy Rider" with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper; garnered second Academy Award nomination
1970:
Co-adapted his novel "The Magic Christian"; wrote screenplay with Peter Sellers and director Joseph McGrath
1976:
Wrote only longform TV project, "Stop, Thief" (CBS)
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Was a staff writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
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Taught screenwriting at New York University and Columbia University during the 1980s and 1990s
1983:
Appeared in the documentary "Burroughs"
1988:
Co-wrote (with Harry Nilsson) the screenplay for "The Telephone"
1992:
Published first novel in 20 years, "Texas Summer"
1995:
Publication of final work: the text for "Virgin"

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