February 3, 1936|
Paris, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||June 6, 1993
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Director, Producer, Writer|
|Partner(s)||Jack Larson (1958-1993)|
Bridges was born in Paris, Arkansas. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents after catching the attention of Norman Lloyd, a producer for the series. One of his episodes, An Unlocked Window, earned him a 1966 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Episode in a TV Series.
Bridges went on to write and direct a number of notable films, including The Baby Maker, The Paper Chase, September 30, 1955, The China Syndrome, Urban Cowboy, Mike's Murder, Perfect, and Bright Lights, Big City. Bridges was a mentor to actress Debra Winger.
Bridges died in Los Angeles, California of cancer. The James Bridges Theater at University of California, Los Angeles was named in his honor in November 1999. Bridges was a faculty member there early in his career.
- James Bridges at the Internet Movie Database
- James Bridges at AllMovie
- James Bridges at Find a Grave
- James Bridges at the Notable Names Database