Kevin Jarre

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Kevin Jarre
Born (1954-08-06)August 6, 1954
Detroit, Michigan, US
Died April 3, 2011(2011-04-03) (aged 56)
Santa Monica, California, US
Occupation Screenwriter, producer, actor

Kevin Jarre (August 6, 1954 – April 3, 2011) was an American screenwriter, actor, and film producer.


Jarre was born in Detroit, Michigan, to actress Laura Devon, who subsequently married film composer Maurice Jarre in the mid-1960s and, hence, was the adoptive half-brother to French composer Jean-Michel Jarre.


His better-known screenplays include Rambo: First Blood Part II, Glory (1989), and Tombstone. Jarre also wrote the screenplays for The Mummy (1999) and The Devil's Own and produced The Jackal (1997). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and a WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Glory.

Jarre died in Santa Monica, California, of heart failure, age 56.[1]


  1. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. (April 22, 2011). "Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 

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