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Alvin Sargent

Screenwriter

Born - 12 April 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died - 9 May 2019

Wiry American screenwriter with cheerful if lined features who won Oscars for his screenplays on Julia (1977) and Ordinary People (1980). Other film work in a long career included Gambit (1966), Pookie (1969), Paper Moon (1973), Bobby Deerfield 1977), Straight Time (1978), The Electric Horseman (1979), Nuts (1987), White Palace (1990), Bogus (1996), Anywhere But Here (1999), Unfaithful (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2010), his last. Born Alvin Supowitz, he was married to actress Joan Camden for 22 years before divorce, later marrying his long-term partner, producer Laura Ziskin. She died shortly afterwards from breast cancer. Sargent, who died from natural causes, once said: 'When I die, I'm going to have put on my tombstone: 'Finally, a plot'.'