Irving Ravetch Biography (1920-)

Born 1920, in Newark, NJ; son of I. Shalom (a rabbi) and Sylvia (Shapiro) Ravetch; married Harriet Frank, Jr. (a screenwriter). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

writer, producer
Birth Details
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Producer
  • (With Martin Ritt) Hud (also see below), Paramount, 1963.
  • (With Ritt) Hombre (also see below), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • The Reivers (also see below), National General, 1969.
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Customer, Murphy's Romance (also see below), Columbia, 1985.
  • Credits; Screenplays
  • (With La Cava) Living in a Big Way (based on a story by La Cava),Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1947.
  • The Outriders, MGM, 1950.
  • Vengeance Valley (based on the novel by Luke Short), MGM, 1951.
  • (With wife, Harriet Frank, Jr.) The Long, Hot Summer (based on "Born Burning," "The Spotted Horse," and the novel Hamlet by William Faulkner), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
  • (With Frank) The Sound and the Fury (based on the novel by Faulkner), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
  • (With Frank) Home from the Hill, MGM, 1959.
  • (With Frank) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (based on the playby William Inge), Warner Bros., 1960.
  • (With Frank) Hud (based on the novel Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry), Paramount, 1963.
  • (With Frank) Hombre (based on the novel by Elmore Leonard), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • (With Frank) House of Cards (based on the novel by Stanley Ellin),Universal, 1969.
  • (With Frank) The Reivers (based on the novel by Faulkner), National General, 1969.
  • (With Frank and William Dale Jennings) The Cowboys (based on a novel by Jennings), Warner Bros., 1972.
  • (With Frank) Conrack (based on the autobiography The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.
  • (With Frank) The Spikes Gang, United Artists (UA), 1974.
  • (With Frank) Norma Rae, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.
  • (With Frank) Murphy's Romance (based on the novella by Max Schott), Columbia, 1985.
  • (With Frank) Stanley and Iris, MGM/UA, 1990.
  • Coauthor of Beginners (with Frank and Barbara Benedek); Mixed Feelings (with Frank); and Single (with Frank). Author of the story"The Lone Hand," adapted for the screen by Joseph Hoffman, released by Universal, 1953; coauthor of the story "Ten Wanted Men," adapted for the screen byKenneth Gamet, released by Columbia, 1955; coauthor of a story, adapted forthe screen by Winston Miller, released as Run for Cover, Paramount, 1955.

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