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    James Lawrence Brooks was born on May 9, 1940, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, and raised in North Bergen, New Jersey. His parents, Dorothy Helen (née Sheinheit) and Edward M. Brooks, were both salespeople (his mother sold children's clothes; his father furniture). The Brooks family was Jewish; Edward Brooks changed his surname from Berns...


    In 1987, the Chicago Sun-Times described Brooks's career as "a non-stop crescendo." Although he dropped out of a New York University public relations course, Brooks' sister got him a job as a host at CBS in New York City, a job usually requiring a college education, as she was friends with a secretary there. He held it for two and a half years. For two weeks he filled in as a copywriter for CBS News and was given the job permanently when the original employee never returned. Brooks went on to...


    In 1978, Brooks began work on feature films. His first project was the 1979 film Starting Over which he wrote and co-produced with Alan J. Pakula. He adapted the screenplay from a novel by Dan Wakefield into a film The Washington Postcalled "a good-humored, heartening update of traditional romantic comedy" unlike the "drab" novel. Brooks' next project came in 1983, when he wrote, produced and directed Terms of Endearment, adapting the screenplay from Larry McMurtry's novel of the same name. I...

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    Although Brooks "never meant" to return to television, he was helping Tracey Ullman start The Tracey Ullman Show and when she could not find another producer, he stepped in. On the suggestion of friend and colleague Polly Platt, who gave Brooks the nine panel Life in Hell cartoon entitled "The Los Angeles Way of Death" which hangs outside Brooks' Gracie Films office, Brooks asked Life in Hell cartoonist Matt Groening to pitch an idea for a series of animated shorts to appear on The Tracey Ull...

    Brooks has been married twice. His first wife was Marianne Catherine Morrissey; they have one daughter, Amy Lorraine Brooks. They divorced in 1972. In 1978 he married Holly Beth Holmberg; they had three children together:daughter Chloe and sons Cooper and Joseph. They divorced in 1999. He is also a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Brooks ...

    Brooks has received 8 Academy Award nominations for Terms of Endearment (1983), Broadcast News (1987), As Good as it Gets (1997), and Jerry Maguire (1996). In 1984 Brooks received three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Terms of Endearment (1983). He has also earned 54 Primetime Emmy Awards for his work...

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    • James Lawrence Brooks, May 9, 1940 (age 82), New York City, U.S.
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