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Leigh Brackett

Born: Dec 7, 1915

Death: Mar 17, 1978

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Leigh Brackett

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1915
Date of Death : Mar 17, 1978
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Leigh Douglass Brackett was an American writer, particularly of science fiction. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on such films as The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, The Long Goodbye and The Empire Strikes Back.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Author
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Leigh Douglass Brackett
  • George Sanders


  • Edmond Hamilton

Awards Won

  • Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award
  • Spur Award for Best Novel
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