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screenwriter

James Lee Barrett, American screenwriter. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1950-1952. Member Writers Guild American, Dramatists Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Background

Barrett, James Lee was born on November 19, 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Hamlin and Anne (Blake) Barrett.

Education

Educated, Furman University. Educated, Pennsylvania State University. Educated, Columbia University.

Educated, Art Students League.

Career

Screenwriter, 1955-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Screenwriter: (motion pictures) D.I. (Marine Corps Combat Corrs. Association award), The Greatest Story Ever Told, Bandolero, The Undefeated, Shenandoah, tick. Tick.

      Tick, The Cheyenne Social Club, The Green Berets, Something Big, Fools' Parade, Hank, Smokey and the Bandit. (television films) The Awakening Land (American Women in Radio and television certified commendation), Belle Starr, Stubby Pringle's Christmas (Humanities nomination), The Day Christ Died, Angel City, Mayflower: The Pilgrim Experience, The Defiant Ones, Stagecoach (Award from National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Society), Poker Alice, April Morning, Vengeance, The Quick and The Dead, Jesse. Creator (television series) Our House.

      Playwright: Shenandoah (Tony award for best musical book). Developed for television: In The Heat of The Night.

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps, 1950-1952. Member Writers Guild American, Dramatists Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Merete Engelstoft, June 1960. Children: Jessica, Penelope, Birgitte, Christian, David.

father:
James Hamlin Barrett

mother:
Anne (Blake) Barrett

spouse:
Merete Engelstoft

children:
Jessica Barrett

Penelope Barrett

Birgitte Barrett

Christian Barrett

David Barrett