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Samuel Fuller

Samuel Fuller

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Also Known As: Died: October 30, 1997
Born: August 12, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1922:
Moved with mother to NYC after father's death (date approximate)
1923:
Became a copyboy at NEW YORK JOURNAL
1928:
Began journalistic career as reporter for THE NEW YORK EVENING GRAPHIC
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Moved to California and worked as crime reporter for THE SAN DIEGO SUN
1935:
Published first novel, "Burn Baby Burn"
1936:
Screenwriting debut with "Hats Off"
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Served in North Africa and Europe during World War II; awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Silver Star
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Returned to Hollywood after military service
1949:
Film directing debut with "I Shot Jesse James"; also scripted
1951:
Producing debut (also directed) "The Steel Helmet"
1953:
Directed "Pickup on South Street"
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Directed occasional episodes of TV series like "The Dick Powell Show" and "The Virginian"
1965:
Played himself in Jean-Luc Godard's "Pierrot le Fou"
1971:
Cast as 'Movie Director' in Dennis Hopper's ill-fated "The Last Movie"
1977:
First collaboration with Wim Wenders, "The American Friend"
1980:
Wrote and directed "The Big Red One", based onhis wartime experiences in Northern Africa
1982:
Directed and co-wrote (with Curtis Hanson) the controversial "White Dog", about a stray dog that had been trained to attack blacks; film was not released in the USA until 1991 and even at that time, only in limited areas; NBC purchased rights to air the film, but never did; edited version has aired on US cable stations
1988:
Directed final feature, "Street of No Return"
1997:
Final acting role in Wenders' "The End of Violence" as Gabriel Byrne's father

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