December 6, 1936|
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
October 21, 2017 (aged 80) |
Monterey, California, United States
Robert Getchell (December 6, 1936 – October 21, 2017) was an American screenwriter. Getchell wrote the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and created the sitcom based on that film, Alice. Getchell was also the screenwriter for the 1981 Docudrama film Mommie dearest which is based on Christina Crawford's nightmarish childhood with her adoptive mother, the actress Joan Crawford. The film was meant to be taken seriously however, Getchell's unusual script became over-the-top and unintentionally comedic that it won the 2nd Golden Raspberry award for worst Screenplay.
- Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
- Bound for Glory (1976)
- Alice (1976–1985)
- Mommie Dearest (1981)
- Sweet Dreams (1985)
- Stella (1990)
- Point of No Return (1993)
- This Boy's Life (1993)
- The Client (1994)
- 1975: nominated for an Academy Award and Writers Guild of America Award for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
- 1976: won a BAFTA Award for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
- 1977: nominated for an Academy Award and WGA Award for Bound for Glory.
- 1982: won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay for Mommie Dearest.
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