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Kevin Jarre (August 6, 1954 – April 3, 2011) was an American screenwriter, actor, and film producer.

Kevin Jarre
Born(1954-08-06)August 6, 1954
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedApril 3, 2011(2011-04-03) (aged 56)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
OccupationScreenwriter, producer, actor
Parent(s)Laura Devon
Maurice Jarre (adoptive father)

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BackgroundEdit

Jarre was born in Detroit, Michigan, to actress Laura Devon, and was the adopted son of French composer Maurice Jarre, whom Devon married in the 1960s.

CareerEdit

His better-known screenplays include Rambo: First Blood Part II, Glory (1989), and Tombstone. Jarre was actually hired to direct Tombstone as well, but he was fired a month into shooting and replaced by George P. Cosmatos.[1]

Jarre also wrote the screenplays for The Mummy (1999) and The Devil's Own, and produced The Jackal (1997). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and a WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Glory.

Jarre died in Santa Monica, California, of heart failure, aged 56.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/tombstonerharrington_a0ab9f.htm
  2. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. (April 22, 2011). "Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 29, 2011.

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