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Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American author, particularly of science fiction. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on famous films such as The Big Sleep (1945), Rio Bravo (1959), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Leigh Brackett was born December 7, 1915 in Los Angeles, California and grew up there. On December ... more »

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  • ''Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances.''
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. C3PO (Anthony Daniels), The Empire Strikes Back, suggesting...
  • Cole Thornton: Just a minute, son.
    Mississippi: I am not your son. My name is Alan Bourdillon Traherne.
    Cole: Lord almighty.
    Mississippi: Yeah, well, that's why most people call m...
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, and From The Novel The St. Howard Hawks. Cole Thornton (John Wayne), Mississippi/Alan Bourdillon Traher...
  • ''Cole Thornton: What happened?
    Nelse McLeod: What usually happens to a man—a woman. Seems like he tangled with some wanderin' petticoat. He's been drunk ever since.''
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Cole Thornton (John Wayne), Nelse McLeod (Christopher George), El Dorado (1966). ...
  • ''The Force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.''
    Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. Darth Vader (David Prowse; voice of James Earl Jones), The ...
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