Kevin Jarre

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Kevin Jarre
Born(1954-08-06)August 6, 1954
DiedApril 3, 2011(2011-04-03) (aged 56)
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
OccupationScreenwriter, producer, actor
Parent(s)Laura Devon
Maurice Jarre (adoptive father)

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, and was the adopted son of French composer Maurice Jarre, whom Devon married in the 1960s.


His better-known screenplays include Rambo: First Blood Part II, Glory (1989), and Tombstone. Jarre was actually hired to direct Tombstone as well, but he was fired a month into shooting and replaced by George P. Cosmatos.[1]

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, aged 56.[2]


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  2. ^ 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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