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John Briley
John Richard Briley

June 25, 1925(1925-06-25)
DiedDecember 14, 2019(2019-12-14) (aged 94)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan University of Birmingham

John Richard Briley[1][2] (June 25, 1925 – December 14, 2019) was an American screenwriter. He was best known for screenplays of biographical movies. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 1982 Oscars for Gandhi.[1][3]

He died on December 14, 2019, aged 94.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "John Briley". Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  2. "John Briley Biography (1925–)". Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  3. Clarke, Gerald; Kane, Joseph J.; Simpson, Janice C. (April 25, 1983). "History Crunches Popcorn". Time.,9171,923577-1,00.html. Retrieved May 24, 2009. 
  4. Gilbey, Ryan (2019-12-20). "John Briley obituary" (in en-GB). 

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