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James Lee Barrett

Born: Nov 19, 1929

Death: Oct 15, 1989

Birthplace: Charlotte

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

James Lee Barrett

Date of Birth : Nov 19, 1929
Date of Death : Oct 15, 1989
Birth Place : Charlotte

James Lee Barrett was an American producer, screenwriter, and writer. Barrett, along with Peter Udell and Phillip Rose won the 1975 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Shenandoah, which was based on his 1965 film by the same name, which starred James Stewart. Other notable works written by Barrett include the 1965 epic film The Greatest Story Ever Told, Smokey and the Bandit, The Green Berets, and co-writing On the Beach.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter

Also known as

  • Jimmy

Awards Won

  • Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
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