Born: February 3, 1936, Paris, Arkansas, United States
Died: June 6, 1993, Los Angeles, California, United States
Education: University of Central Arkansas
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Paris, Logan County, Arkansas, USA
Books: The Baby Maker: A Novel, Perfect!: The Screenplay, more
Awards: Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Drama
James Bridges was an American screenwriter and film director. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and one of his episodes, An Unlocked Window, earned him a 1966 Edgar Award. 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, Perfect, and Bright Lights, Big City. From 1958 to 1993, his life partner was actor Jack Larson, best known for his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Adventures of Superman, whom he met during the filming of “Johnny Trouble” (1957). Among his other work, Larson wrote the libretto to the opera Lord Byron to music by Virgil Thomson. He was the first playwright to be awarded a grant by the Rockfeller Foundation. Bridges died in Los Angeles, California of cancer. The James Bridges Theater at University of California, Los Angeles was named in his honor in Nov. 1999. Larson owned the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Sturges House in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, California. Larson died on September 20, 2015, and his memorial was held at UCLA James Bridges Theatre on Dec. 6, 2015.
Together from 1958 to 1993: 35 years.
Jack Larson (February 8, 1928 – September 20, 2015)
James Bridges (February 3, 1936 - June 6, 1993)
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At Oakwood Cemetery (Paris, AR 72855) is buried James Bridges (February 3, 1936- June 6, 1993), American screenwriter, film director, producer and actor. From 1958 till Bridges' death in 1993, his life partner was actor Jack Larson, best known for his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Adventures of Superman.
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