Michael Ritchie Biography (1938-2001)

Full name, Michael Brunswick Ritchie; born November 28, 1938, in Waukesha, WI; son of Benbow Ferguson (a college professor) and Patricia (Graney) Ritchie;married Georgina Tebrock, February 2, 1963; children: Lauren, Jessica, Steven. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Kinzelberg and Broder, 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 911, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
November 28, 1938
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Death Details
April 16, 2001
New York

Famous Works

  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
  • Director, Oh Dad Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin'So Sad (original production), Harvard University, 1960.
  • PRINCIPAL FILM WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED Downhill Racer, Paramount, 1969.
  • The Candidate, Warner Brothers, 1972.
  • Prime Cut, National General, 1972.
  • (also producer) Smile, United Artists, 1975.
  • The Bad News Bears, Paramount, 1976.
  • Semi-Tough, United Artists, 1977.
  • producer, The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, Paramount, 1978.
  • An Almost Perfect Affair, Paramount, 1979.
  • The Island, Universal, 1980.
  • (also producer) Divine Madness, Warner Brothers, 1980.
  • The Survivors, Columbia, 1983.
  • Fletch, Universal, 1984.
  • Wildcats, Warner Brothers, 1986.
  • The Golden Child, Paramount, 1986.
  • The Couch Trip, Orion, 1987.
  • Also directed several documentaries.
  • PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATEDSERIES (Also associate producer) Profiles in Courage, NBC, 1964-65.
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1964-68.
  • Run for Your Life, NBC, 1965-68.
  • The Big Valley, ABC, 1965-69.
  • Felony Squad, ABC, 1966-69.
  • Also Doctor Kildare, NBC.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • The Outsider, NBC, 1967.
  • The Sound of Anger, NBC, 1968.
  • Writings;FILM
  • (With Walter Bernstein and Don Petersen) An Almost Perfect Affair, Paramount, 1979.
  • Also wrote the lyrics for Smile, United Artists, 1975.

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