Best remembered for writing the Hal Ashby-directed black comedy, "Harold and Maude" (1971), Higgins' scripts have ridden the wave of cultural trends or made reference to past masters of the genre. He...
|The Devil's Daughter||Screenwriter||n/a||1|
|Into the Night||1985||Actor||"Kalijak" Actor||19857|
|9 to 5||1980||Director||n/a||4|
|The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas||1982||Director||n/a||4|
|Harold and Maude||1971||Producer||n/a||3|
|Out on a Limb||1987 1986 - 1987||Co-Producer||n/a||1|
|Out on a Limb||1987 1986 - 1987||Writer||n/a||1|
|The Devil's Daughter||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|9 to 5||1980||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|9 to 5 (Syndicated)||1986 1985 - 1986||Story By||from film("9 to 5")||1|
|Harold and Maude||1971||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Foul Play||1980 1979 - 1980||Story By||from film("Foul Play")||1|
|9 to 5||1983 1980 - 1983||Story By||from film("9 to 5")||1|
|Feature acting debut, "The Shout"|
|Sold feature length screenplay, "Silver Streak"|
|20-minute drama written for Masters thesis became basis for hit cult feature, ""Harold and Maude"|
|TV-movie scriptwriting debut, "The Devil's Daughter"|
|Directorial debut (and screenplay), "Foul Play"|
|TV-movie acting debut, "The Heist"|
Higgins made occasional acting appearances, as in John Landis' crime comedy "Into The Night" (1985) where he joined a slew of other directors in cameo vignettes, and John Boorman's meditation on war "Hope and Glory" (1987). He had roles in two landmark British TV productions, "The Naked Civil Servant: The Autobiography of Quentin Crisp" (1975) and "Brideshead Revisited" (1982).
He completed a number of scripting and directing projects for the small screen, among them, the script for "The Devil's Daughter" (1973), as well as adapting both "Foul Play (1981) and "9 to 5" (1982-83; syndication 1987) into half-hour series. He co-wrote and co-produced "Out on a Limb" (1987) featuring Shirley MacLaine as herself in the miniseries based on her autobiographical writings.
|University of California at Los Angeles|
|Sorbonne, University of Paris|
|Higgins' will established The Colin Higgins Foundation to fund research for AIDS and to provide fundind to AIDS-related causes.|
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