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Name  James Bridges
Role  Screenwriter
Partner  Jack Larson (1958–1993)

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Born  February 3, 1936 (1936-02-03) Paris, Arkansas, U.S.
Occupation  Director, producer, writer
Died  June 6, 1993, Los Angeles, California, United States
Education  University of Central Arkansas
Books  Perfect!: The Screenplay, Mike's Murder: The Screenplay, The Baby Maker: A Novel
Movies  The China Syndrome, Urban Cowboy, The Paper Chase, Bright Lights - Big City, Perfect
Similar People  Jack Larson, John Houseman, Aaron Latham, Debra Winger, T S Cook

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James Bridges (February 3, 1936 – June 6, 1993) was an American screenwriter, film director, producer and actor.


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Bridges was born February 3, 1936 in Paris, Arkansas. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents after catching the attention of Norman Lloyd, a producer for the series. One of his episodes, An Unlocked Window, earned him a 1966 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Episode in a TV Series.

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Bridges went on to write and direct a number of notable films, including The Baby Maker, The Paper Chase, September 30, 1955, The China Syndrome, Urban Cowboy, Mike's Murder, Perfect, and Bright Lights, Big City. Bridges was a mentor to actress Debra Winger.

Death and legacy

In 1990, Bridges was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. He died of kidney failure and was pronounced dead at the UCLA Medical Center on June 6, 1993. He was 57 years old. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in his hometown of Paris, Arkansas. Bridges was survived by his partner Jack Larson, his mother Celestine Wiggins and his sister Mary Ann Wiggins.


The James Bridges Theater at University of California, Los Angeles was named in his honor in November 1999. Bridges was a faculty member there early in his career.


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