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Also Known As: Died: March 18, 1978
Born: December 7, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1943:
Published novel, "No Good From a Corpse"
1944:
Wrote first screenplay for Howard Hawks, "The Big Sleep", adapted from a Raymond Chandler novel; shared screen credit with William Faulkner and Jules Furthman; film was released in 1946
1945:
Co-wrote and provided story for "The Vampire's Ghost"
1946:
Received first solo screenwriting credit on "Crime Doctor's Manhunt"
1958:
Her novel "Markham" was adapted into TV pilot
1959:
With Furthman, co-wrote Western "Rio Bravo", directed by Hawks
1963:
Won Silver Spur Award for novel "Follow the Free Wind"
1962:
Scripted John Wayne vehicle "Hatari!", directed by Hawks
1970:
Final screen collaboration with Hawks, co-wrote "Rio Lobo"
1973:
For Robert Altman, adapted the Raymond Chandler novel "The Long Goodbye"
1980:
Wrote first draft of "The Empire Strikes Back"; received co-author credit on final release

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