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David S. Ward

David S. Ward

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Born: October 24, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Born in Providence, Rhode Island
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Raised in Cleveland, Ohio
1958:
Screenwriting debut, "Steelyard Blues"
1973:
First successful film as screenwriter, "The Sting"; won Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
1982:
Feature directing debut "Cannery Row"; also scripted
1988:
Co-wrote the screen adaptation of "The Milagro Beanfield War"
1989:
Enjoyed hit as writer-director of the sports comedy "Major League"
1993:
Wrote and directed the controversial sports film "The Program" about a college football team; one scene where the team members lie down in moving traffic created a stir when young men emulated it
1993:
Contributed to the script for Nora Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle"; shared Academy Award nomination
1994:
Producing debut, "Major League II"; also scripted
1996:
Stumbled with the lame comedy "Down Periscope"

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