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Who Was Leigh Brackett? A Screenwriter’s Life

Not everyone would think of Leigh Brackett as a household name. She was an American author and screenwriter, particularly of science fiction from the 1940’s through the 1970’s.¬†Brackett became a screenwriter early and then returned to film later in life. Known for her work on such films as The Big Sleep (1945), Rio Bravo (1959), and later The Long Goodbye (1973) and Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980). She worked with many industry luminaries including Ray Bradbury, Howard Hawks, Robert Altman, William Faulkner and George Lucas.
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