Actor, Writer, Director, the Passing of Douglas McGrath at 64


  • Bullet Over Broadway Script by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath

    David Shayne: Helen, have you thought about what I said before about the way I feel—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t speak.
    David Shayne: But, I. . . I want to express—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t. . .speak. Don’t!
    David Shayne: Just a few things that I want to tell you—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t. . .speak!
    David Shayne: When we first met—
    Helen Sinclair: No, no, don’t speak. Don’t speak. Please don’t speak. Please don’t speak. No. No. No. Go. Go, gentle Scorpio, go. Your Pisces wishes you every happy return.
    David Shayne: Just one—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t speak!


  • (Douglas McGrath on Charlie Rose)
    Douglas McGrath talked about Woody Allen and Robert Redford on Charlies Rose. McGrath was directed by Redford in “Quiz Show”, he described Redford having a great sense of ‘humor.

    Douglas McGrath Dead, Oscr, Tony Nominated Writer Director (The Guardian obit)

    Douglas McGrath wiki (February 2, 1958 – November 3, 2022)

  • McGrath would appear on screen for Allen seven times – Celebrity, Sweet And Lowdown, Small Time Crooks, Hollywood Ending, Cafe Society, Crisis In Six Scenes and Rifkin’s Festival. The last two featured McGrath in more prominent roles. On screen he was a calming figure that didn’t seem disturbed by Allen’s manic characters.

    McGrath did lots of work without Allen. Most significantly he wrote the film Emma and the very successful Carole King musical Beautiful.


  • (Toby Jones as Capote and Daniel Craig as Perry)

    Douglas MacGraths messy “Infamous” improves upon Capotes

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