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Irving Ravetch


Born - 14 November 1920, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died - 19 September 2010

Screenwriter, mainly of social conscience dramas in harness with his wife Harriet Frank, often in collaboration with director Martin Ritt. Among their work together is The Long Hot Summer (1958), The Sound and the Fury (1959), Hud (1963), The Outrage (1964), Hombre (1967), Conrack (1974), Norma Rae (1979), Murphy's Romance (1985) and Stanley & Iris (1989). Once said: 'Movies can't correct human injustice...but they can sow seeds and wake up dormant minds'. Together with his wife, who survives him, he was twice nominated for an Academy Award. He died from pneumonia a few weeks before his 90th birthday.