ISN'T SHE GREAT
ANDREW BERGMAN (Director) has written and directed such original comedy hits
as Honeymoon in Vegas, The Freshman and It Could Happen To You.
Most recently, he directed Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds in Striptease.
Bergman began his prolific motion picture career by writing the classic
Saddles. He went on to write such other memorable comedies as The In-Laws,
Fletch and Soapdish. In fact, these four Bergman movies, plus The
Freshman, were nominated by the American Film Institute as among the five
hundred greatest comedies of all time.
Bergman has also written two plays, the Broadway hit
and Working Title, which debuted at New York's American Jewish Theater in
Bergman was born in Queens, New York. He graduated magna cum laude from
Harpur College and went on to receive a Ph.D. in American History from the
University of Wisconsin. His dissertation on Depression-era films, We're in
the Money, written in 1971, is still in print, published by Ivan Dee
Publishers. He has also written three novels, the Jack LeVine detective books The
Big Kiss-Off of 1944 and Hollywood and LeVine, plus Sleepless
Nights. Another detective novel The Missing Maestro, will be
published by St. Martin's Press in the fall of 2000.
He also holds an honorary doctorate in letters from Binghamton University. He
was awarded the Writers Guild of America Award in 1975 for best original
screenplay (Blazing Saddles) and the Hudson Valley Film Festival Tribute
Award in 1999.
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