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Oscar-winning screenwriter Alvin Sargent dead

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

winner Alvin Sargent, who wrote like "Paper Moon", "Ordinary People" and "Spider-Man" sequels of the 2000s, is no more.

He died on Thursday, his talent agency told He was 92.

Sargent won adapted screenplay for "Julia" in 1978 and "Ordinary People" in 1981 and was also nominated in the category in 1974 for "Paper Moon".

The worked with many of Hollywood's top directors, including Alan J. Pakula, John Frankenheimer, Paul Newman, Peter Bogdanovich, Sydney Pollack, Fred Zinnemann, Robert Redford, Martin Ritt, Norman Jewison, and

Sargent started as a for television but broke into features with his screenplay for 1966's "Gambit", a comedy thriller starring Michael Caine, and

Sargent did uncredited work on the 1976 remake of "A Star Is Born" that starred and

Sargent, born in Philadelphia, began his Hollywood career with a brief uncredited role in "From Here to Eternity". As a he first worked in television, penning episodes of "Hall of Stars" in 1956 and "G.E. True Theater" in 1960. He got busier in the 1960s, scripting multiple episodes of "Naked City", "Ben Casey", "Route 66" and "The Doctors and the Nurses", among other credits.

Sargent's brother, Herb Sargent, died in 2005.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 13:34 IST