James Lee Barrett
|James Lee Barrett|
November 19, 1929|
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
|Died||October 15, 1989
Templeton, California, USA
James Lee Barrett (November 19, 1929 – October 15, 1989) was an American producer, screenwriter, and writer.
Barrett was born in 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated in 1950 from Anderson University (South Carolina). Prior to his career as a screenwriter, he served in the United States Marines. His first screenplay was based on his teleplay The Murder of a Sand Flea the 1957 film, The D.I., which starred Jack Webb as a Marine Corps drill instructor at MCRD Parris Island. Barrett had been on Parris Island as a recruit in 1950.
In 1989, at age 59, Barrett died in Templeton, California of cancer.
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