Richard L. Breen

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Richard L. Breen
Born (1918-06-26)June 26, 1918
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died February 1, 1967(1967-02-01) (aged 48)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality United States
Occupation Writer, Screenwriter, Director
Years active 1948-1967

Richard L. Breen (June 26, 1918 – February 1, 1967) was a Hollywood screenwriter and director.


Breen was born in Chicago of Irish Catholic extraction. He began as a freelance radio writer. After a stint in the US Navy during World War II, he began writing for films. He won an Oscar for his work on the screenplay to Titanic (1953), and was nominated for A Foreign Affair (1948) and Captain Newman, M.D. (1963). In 1957, he directed one film Stopover Tokyo, and then returned to screenwriting. He was president of the Screenwriters' Guild from 1952-53.[citation needed]