15 Facts About Andrew Bergman


Andrew Bergman was born on February 20,1945 and is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist.

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Andrew Bergman wrote James Cagney: The Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars.

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Andrew Bergman broke into the film industry by writing the original screenplay that served as the basis for Mel Brooks's classic Blazing Saddles, and was among the co-writers who adapted it into its final state.

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Andrew Bergman was later the sole creator of the TV sitcom pilot adaptation called "Black Bart" starring Louis Gossett Jr.

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Andrew Bergman wrote a gangster film Rhapsody in Crime that was never made.

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Andrew Bergman wrote and directed The Freshman starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick and did a rewrite on Soapdish.

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Andrew Bergman executive produced a number of movies including Chances Are, White Fang, Undercover Blues and Little Big League.

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Andrew Bergman wrote and directed Honeymoon in Vegas starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker; and directed It Could Happen To You starring Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda.

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Andrew Bergman wrote the initial draft for The Scout, although he says the resulting film is different from his version.

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Andrew Bergman wrote and directed Striptease starring Demi Moore, and directed the Jacqueline Susann biopic Isn't She Great starring Bette Midler and Nathan Lane.

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Andrew Bergman has written four novels: The Big Kiss-Off of 1944, Hollywood and LeVine, Tender Is LeVine, and Sleepless Nights.

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Andrew Bergman wrote the Broadway comedy, Social Security, and Working Title.

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Andrew Bergman History Writing Prize is awarded by the University of Wisconsin.

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In 2013, Andrew Bergman would go on to adapt his movie and write the book for the Honeymoon in Vegas Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.

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In 2007, Andrew Bergman received the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing from the Writers Guild of America.

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