- Category : Writers-Playwright-script
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (6,26)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Duality 2
American film writer and producer. On staff with Paramount in 1932, he collaborated with Billy Wilder, making a great combo who came up with some of Hollywood's brightest screenplays from 1938-'50.
Brackett studied law at Harvard, serving in the European theater in WW II before he completed his degree. While practicing law for six years, he published his first novel, "The Council of the Ungodly," and continued writing articles and short stories. His second novel, "Weekend," led to a post with the New Yorker. Hollywood began buying his stories in the early '20s.
He also produced many distinguished films. Billy Wilder wrote and Brackett directed "The Lost Weekend," 1945 and "Sunset Blvd," 1950. In 1953, Brackett won an Oscar as the co-writer of "Titanic." He served as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1949-1955. He died March 9, 1969 in Los Angeles at age 76.