Screenwriters in History

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 242

  • 1853-12-13 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao musician, composer and screenwriter, born in Curacao (d. 1911)
  • 1877-09-28 Stanner E.V. Taylor, American director and screenwriter (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1885-06-28 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1888-04-26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright, born in Sisson, California (d. 1981)
  • 1888-11-18 Frances Marion, American screenwriter and actress (Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • 1889-10-14 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1979)
  • 1890-04-23 Marcel L'Herbier, French director and screenwriter (El Dorado), born in Paris (d. 1979)
  • 1890-12-05 Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American filmmaker and screenwriter (Metropolis), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1976)
  • 1891-04-15 Wallace Reid, American actor, director and screenwriter referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover" (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1923)
  • 1893-02-28 Ben Hecht, American novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-06-09 Samuel N Behrman, American screenwriter (Tale of 2 Cities, Daddy Long Legs)
  • 1895-01-27 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, born NYC, New York
  • 1895-11-05 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1896-01-16 Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1897-04-30 Humberto Mauro, Brazilian film director (Ganga Bruta), born in Volta Grande, Minas Gerais (d. 1983)
  • 1897-12-05 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1977)
  • 1898-08-29 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1899-02-22 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1899-07-10 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), born in Logan, Utah (d. 1936)
  • 1899-08-02 Charles Bennett, English screenwriter, born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1900-02-16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • 1900-03-04 Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • 1900-05-24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1900-07-06 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1901-06-01 John Van Druten, English playwright (I Remember Mama, I am a Camera), born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1902-05-03 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)
  • 1902-09-20 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), born in Luzzara, Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1902-12-12 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1903-04-26 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (The Postman Always Rings Twice), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1903-05-23 Walter Reisch, American screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • 1904-02-01 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904-02-07 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1905-02-02 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1905-05-17 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1905-09-30 Michael Powell, English director, screenwriter, producer (Red Shoes), born in Bekesbourne, England (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-17 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter, born in Commercy, Meuse, France (d. 1990)
  • 1908-02-15 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, born in Stockport, Cheshire, England (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-20 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), born in Bedous, Aquitaine (d. 1998)
  • 1908-11-23 Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter
  • 1909-02-24 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • 1909-04-08 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • 1909-05-26 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1909-06-20 Joan Harrison, English screenwriter and producer who often worked with Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca, They Won't Believe Me), born in Guildford, England (d. 1994)
  • 1909-06-25 Daniel Fuchs, American screenwriter (Summer in Williamsburg), born in Lower East Side, Manhattan (d. 1993)
  • 1909-08-22 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1909-10-14 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestAkira Kurosawa

1910-03-23 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan (d. 1998)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1910-04-17 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (Man of a Thousand Faces), born in Perth, Australia (d. 1999)
  • 1910-05-03 Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1910-08-02 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)
  • 1911-03-21 John Paxton, screenwriter (On The Beach, Kotch, Farewell My Lovely)
  • 1911-11-04 Jack Rose, American screenwriter, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1912-08-12 Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1913-01-29 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1913-06-21 Irving Shulman, American author and screenwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1913-11-25 Jack Davies, screenwriter
  • 1914-03-27 Budd Schulberg, American novelist and screenwriter (On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1914-03-28 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), born in New York (d. 2000)
  • 1914-04-21 Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1914-11-11 Howard Fast, American screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-08-19 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915-12-08 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1916-03-14 Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
  • 1916-12-23 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
  • 1918-01-13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • 1918-01-16 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • 1918-06-12 Bob Carroll, American screenwriter (I Love Lucy, Stage Two Revue, Stranger), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1918-09-05 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • 1918-11-03 Dean Riesner, American film and television screenwriter (Bill and Coo), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1919-09-15 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1920-01-20 DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1920-03-06 Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1920-03-24 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1920-04-02 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1920-06-27 I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment), born in Ungheni, Basarabia (d. 1988)
  • 1921-04-29 Tommy Noonan, American actor, screenwriter and producer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 1968)
  • 1921-10-09 Michel Boisrond, French film director and screenwriter, born in Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, France (d. 2002)
  • 1922-03-10 Adam Kennedy, American actor, screenwriter, novelist ant painter (The Californians, Just Like Humphrey Bogart), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1922-03-22 Stewart Stern, screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause)
  • 1922-03-23 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1922-06-02 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1922-09-01 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1924-04-08 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1924-05-09 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1924-07-23 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), born in East Grinstead, England (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-23 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1924-10-05 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

Person of interestRobert Altman

1925-02-20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • 1926-01-24 Georges Lautner, French director & screenwriter, born in Nice, France (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-18 Robert Sloman, English screenwriter, born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1926-08-06 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1926-08-17 Jean Poiret [Jean-Gustave Poiré], French actor, director, and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles), born in Paris, France (d. 1992)

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

1927-03-06 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1927-05-01 Roland Verhavert, Flemish screenwriter (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • 1927-05-07 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1927-06-30 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1927-11-18 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (A Cruel Romance), born in Kuybyshev, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1927-12-19 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2005)
  • 1928-01-01 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • 1928-01-12 Lew Gallo, American character actor & screenwriter (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2000)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1928-06-15 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)

LoveWedding of Interest

1934-07-29 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 1942-08-23 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (34) weds screenwriter and playwright Robert Riskin (45)

LoveWedding of Interest

1946-08-26 "Gone with the Wind" actress Olivia de Havilland weds screenwriter and novelist Marcus Goodrich

LoveWedding of Interest

1950-08-17 Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1967-05-08 "Bye Bye Birdie" actress Ann-Margret (26) weds actor and screenwriter Roger Smith (34)

LoveWedding of Interest

1973-10-25 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1977-12-21 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse

LoveWedding of Interest

1983-03-04 Actor Harrison Ford marries screenwriter Melissa Mathison (divorced 2004)

  • 1991-09-22 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon
  • 1994-07-30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii
  • 1995-10-21 "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter (48) weds screenwriter Michael Blodgett (56) in Los Angeles

LoveWedding of Interest

1996-11-13 "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont

  • 1997-09-27 "The Cosby Show" actress Erika Alexander (28) weds screenwriter Tony Puryear (40) on outdoor ceremony in Malibu

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-12-29 Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

  • 1999-07-10 "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
  • 2000-09-03 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2000-11-24 Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California
  • 2003-07-04 Screenwriter and producer Dean Devlin (40) weds "Another World" actress Lisa Brenner (29)
  • 2006-07-29 "Providence" actress Paula Cale (36) weds screenwriter Michael Lisbe at Sopris Mountain Ranch in Basalt, Colorado
  • 2006-09-30 Actress Amanda Peet (34) weds screenwriter David Benioff (36) at Friends Seminary Quaker School in New York City
  • 2010-07-03 "The Office" actress Jenna Fischer (36) weds screenwriter Lee Kirk (38) in Malibu

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-10-02 Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 2011-10-16 Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California
  • 2013-12-31 Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (74) weds screenwriter Jane Wagner (78) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2017-05-06 Olympic diver Tom Daley (23) weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England
  • 2017-05-28 Mr. Robot screenwriter Sam Esmail (39) weds actress Emmy Rossum (30) at the East 55th Street Synagogue in New York City

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 187

  • 1906-09-02 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • 1923-01-18 Wallace Reid, American actor, director and screenwriter referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover" (Every Inch a Man), dies from morphine addiction at 31
  • 1924-12-06 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)
  • 1936-01-09 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40
  • 1946-08-26 Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • 1948-05-24 Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1948-11-23 Stanner E.V. Taylor, American director and screenwriter (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • 1953-03-05 Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1953-09-24 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1956-04-21 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), dies at 60
  • 1959-08-06 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), dies at 60
  • 1966-02-18 Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
  • 1966-06-29 Isabel Dawn, American screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1966-10-16 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), dies at 67
  • 1967-06-10 Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76
  • 1967-11-30 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish screenwriterr (Great Hunger), dies
  • 1968-04-24 Tommy Noonan, American actor, screenwriter and producer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises), dies of a brain tumor at 46
  • 1970-06-02 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1971-06-30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1973-05-12 Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85
  • 1973-09-09 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • 1973-11-03 Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1974-03-29 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), dies at 71
  • 1974-12-15 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), dies at 72
  • 1977-03-25 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, dies at 79
  • 1977-04-11 Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1979-10-13 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1979-10-17 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75
  • 1979-11-26 Marcel L'Herbier, French director and screenwriter (El Dorado), dies at 91
  • 1981-08-01 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
  • 1981-08-18 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright, dies at 88
  • 1981-10-30 Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies
  • 1981-12-21 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1982-03-06 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982-12-23 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1983-05-08 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), dies at 74
  • 1984-04-18 John Lee Mahin, American screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • 1986-04-14 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46
  • 1986-07-21 Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 1987-09-13 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), dies at 86
  • 1988-04-21 I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment), dies at 67
  • 1988-07-11 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84
  • 1989-01-16 Pierre Boileau, French screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • 1989-02-03 John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), dies at 59
  • 1989-10-13 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), dies at 87
  • 1990-01-10 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • 1990-03-20 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter, dies at 82

Person of interestJim Henson

1990-05-16 James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), dies of toxic shock syndrome caused by pneumonia at 53

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson
  • 1990-10-27 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 68
  • 1991-01-04 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), dies at 81
  • 1991-06-27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1991-08-12 William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
  • 1991-08-25 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (Duel in the Sun), dies at 88
  • 1991-08-31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • 1992-02-10 Meade Roberts, screenwriter, dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • 1992-03-14 Jean Poiret [Jean-Gustave Poiré], French actor, director, and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 65
  • 1992-03-15 Helen Deutsch, screenwriter, dies of natural causes
  • 1992-05-02 Philip Dunne, screenwriter, dies of cancer at 84
  • 1992-06-02 Philip Dunne, founder (Screen Writers Guild), dies of cancer at 84
  • 1992-09-07 Henry Ephron, American screenwriter (Daddy Long Legs), dies at 81
  • 1992-12-03 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1993-01-28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • 1993-03-02 Paul D Zimmerman, American screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
  • 1993-03-08 Wells Root, American screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
  • 1993-03-12 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), dies at 83
  • 1993-05-27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • 1993-07-10 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1993-07-26 Daniel Fuchs, American screenwriter (Hard Way), dies at 84
  • 1993-08-10 Ken England, American screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • 1993-08-27 Bob Verstraete, Dutch actor/screenwriter/director (Alicia), dies at 71
  • 1993-09-19 Richard Landau, American screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies at 79
  • 1993-10-14 Walter Brown Newman, American screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • 1994-05-08 Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter, dies at 36
  • 1994-05-31 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, dies at 86
  • 1994-06-17 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
  • 1994-06-22 Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • 1994-08-14 Joan Harrison, English screenwriter and producer who often worked with Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca, They Won't Believe Me), dies at 83
  • 1994-10-09 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1995-03-16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95
  • 1995-03-23 Irving Shulman, American author & screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 1995-06-15 Charles Bennett, English screenwriter, dies at 95
  • 1995-07-26 Eleanore Griffin, screenwriter, dies
  • 1995-08-17 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 92
  • 1995-10-20 Jack Rose, American screenwriter, dies at 83
  • 1995-11-07 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • 1996-04-26 Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter, dies at 78
  • 1996-06-11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • 1996-07-01 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • 1996-09-16 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), dies at 76
  • 1997-09-26 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter, dies at 87
  • 1997-10-16 Adam Kennedy, American actor, screenwriter, novelist ant painter (The Californians, Just Like Humphrey Bogart), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1997-10-19 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), dies at 57
  • 1997-10-28 Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1997-10-30 Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), dies from natural causes at 85
  • 1997-11-05 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)

Person of interestAkira Kurosawa

1998-09-06 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), dies of a stroke at 88

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1998-10-28 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1998-12-29 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • 1999-06-11 DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), dies of stomach cancer at 79
  • 1999-08-23 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)