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Also Known As: Died: March 9, 1969
Born: November 26, 1892 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, author, producer, novelist, lawyer

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A drama critic for THE NEW YORKER with several published novels to his name, Brackett signed on as staff writer with Paramount Pictures in 1935. His screenplays were generally unexceptional until, in 1938, he teamed up with Billy Wilder. The effective combination of Brackett producing, Wilder directing and the two sharing the screenplay credit generated a string of acclaimed films including multiple Oscar-winners "The Lost Weekend" (1945) and "Sunset Boulevard" (1950).

A drama critic for THE NEW YORKER with several published novels to his name, Brackett signed on as staff writer with Paramount Pictures in 1935. His screenplays were generally unexceptional until, in 1938, he teamed up with Billy Wilder. The effective combination of Brackett producing, Wilder directing and the two sharing the screenplay credit generated a string of acclaimed films including multiple Oscar-winners "The Lost Weekend" (1945) and "Sunset Boulevard" (1950).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Big Show (1957)
2.
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Served with US military in France during WWI
1920:
Began practicing law
1925:
First film credit (from story), "Tomorrow's Love"
1932:
Went to Hollywood for six-week contract with Paramount; remained with company until 1950
1935:
First film as co-writer, "Enter Madame!"
1938:
President of the screenwriters guild
1943:
First film as producer (also co-writer, with director Billy Wilder), "Five Graves to Cairo"
:
President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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Education

Williams College: Williamstown , Massachusetts -
Harvard Law School: Cambridge , Massachusetts -

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wife:
Elizabeth Brackett. First wife; died in 1948.
wife:
Buff Brackett. Sister of his first wife; married c. 1949.

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daughter:
Alexandra Brackett Larmore. Survived him.
son-in-law:
James Larmore. Worked as Brackett's assistant.

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"The Counsel of the Ungodly"
"Weekend"
"The Last Infirmity"
"American Colony"
"Entirely Surrounded"
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