Director, Richard Brooks, was born Ruben Sax on May 18, 1912 in Philadelphia, PA. Brooks died at the age of 79 on Mar 11, 1992 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Richard Brooks was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one for Best Writing for Elmer Gantry in 1960.
|1955||Best Writing||Blackboard Jungle (1955)||N/A||Nominated|
|1958||Best Director||Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)||N/A||Nominated|
|1960||Best Writing||Elmer Gantry (1960)||N/A||Won|
|1966||Best Director||The Professionals (1966)||N/A||Nominated|
|1966||Best Writing||The Professionals (1966)||N/A||Nominated|
|1967||Best Director||In Cold Blood (1967)||N/A||Nominated|
|1967||Best Writing||In Cold Blood (1967)||N/A||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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