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|Born||February 8, 1940|
Sharpe, Kentucky, United States of America
|Died||September 3, 2018 78)(aged|
|Other names||Tom Rickman|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
Thomas "Tom" Rickman (February 8, 1940 – September 3, 2018)was an American film director, playwright, and screenwriter best known for his work on Coal Miner's Daughter , Hooper , Tuesdays with Morrie and Truman . Well known for other major movies such as Everybody's All-American (1988) as per IMDb.
In 1975, his stage play Balaam premiered at the Pasadena Repertory Theatre in Pasadena, California's historic The Hotel Carver, under artistic director Duane Waddell, directed by Gill Dennis, starring Academy Award nominated Elizabeth Hartman, Peter Brandon, Howard Whalen, and was the theatrical debut of Ed Harris.
He was in the first class at the AFI Conservatory which also included Gill Dennis, Terrence Malick, David Lynch and Caleb Deschanel.
He was born in Sharpe, Kentucky.
Mary Elizabeth Hartman was an American actress of the stage and screen. She is best known for her debut performance in the 1965 film A Patch of Blue, playing a blind girl named Selina D'Arcy, opposite Sidney Poitier, a role for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. The next year, she appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's You're a Big Boy Now as Barbara Darling, for which she was nominated for a second Golden Globe Award. Hartman also starred opposite Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page in Don Siegel's The Beguiled, and the 1973 film Walking Tall. On stage, Hartman was best known for her interpretations of Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, for which she won Ohio's "Actress of the Year" award, and Emily Webb in the 1969 Broadway production of Our Town. Hartman retired from acting in 1982 after voicing the character of Mrs. Brisby in Don Bluth's first animated feature, The Secret of NIMH (1982).
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