Richard Brooks Director

Birthday May 18, 1912
Birthplace Philadelphia, PA
Death Date Mar 11, 1992 (age 79)
Birth Sign Taurus


Directed films such as Blackboard Jungle, Elmer Gantry, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar.

Before Fame

He was a news reporter.


He directed the 1958 film version of the classic Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Family Life

His parents named him Reuben Sax. He married his second wife Jean Simmons in 1960, but they divorced in 1977. They had one child together.

Associated With

He worked with Cary Grant on the 1950 film Crisis.


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