Thomas Rickman (writer)

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Thomas Rickman
Born(1940-02-08)February 8, 1940
DiedSeptember 3, 2018(2018-09-03) (aged 78)
Other namesTom Rickman
Education AFI Conservatory
Occupation Screenwriter, film director

Thomas "Tom" Rickman (February 8, 1940 – September 3, 2018) [1] was an American film director and screenwriter best known for his work on Coal Miner's Daughter , Hooper , Tuesdays with Morrie and Truman . [2] Well known for other major movies such as Everybody's All-American (1988) as per IMDb.

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He was in the first class at the AFI Conservatory.

He was born in Sharpe, Kentucky.

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  1. "Tom Rickman, Screenwriter on 'Hooper' and 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' Dies at 78". Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  2. "Thomas Rickman". The New York Times .