Stewart Stern (Stewart Henry Stern)

Stewart Stern

Stewart Henry Stern (March 22, 1922 – February 2, 2015) was a two-time Oscar-nominated and Emmy award winning American screenwriter. He is best known for writing the screenplay for the iconic film Rebel Without a Cause (1955), starring James Dean. In addition to Rebel Without a Cause, Stewart Stern’s most notable screenwriting credits include Sybil, which garnered Emmy awards for both Stern and Sally Field, The Rack starring Paul Newman, The James Dean Story directed by Robert Altman, The Outsider starring Tony Curtis, The Ugly American starring Marlon Brando, Rachel, Rachel starring Joanne Woodward and The Last Movie directed by Dennis Hopper. He is also author of the book No Tricks in My Pocket: Paul Newman Directs, watching the discovery in Paul Newman’s direction for the filming of The Glass Menagerie. Stern was the nephew of Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures. He was a veteran of World War II, during which he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was the subject of the documentary Going Through Splat: The Life And Work Of Stewart Stern. Stern taught a course in Seattle called ‘The Personal Connection’ at TheFilmSchool. He also taught each year at the Sundance Institute. Among his other movie credits include the early Paul Newman effort “The Rack” (1956), “The Outsider” (1961), “The Ugly American” (1963) and “Rachel, Rachel” (1968, directed by Paul Newman). He earned an Emmy Award nomination for the TV-Movie “Sybil” (1976). Stewart Stern died of cancer at the age of 92 in Seattle, Washington.

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Born

  • March, 22, 1922
  • USA
  • New York, New York

Died

  • February, 02, 2015
  • USA
  • Seattle, Washington

Cause of Death

  • cancer

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