Meade Roberts

Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor
A playwright and screenwriter associated with Tennessee Williams, Roberts co-wrote the film adaptations of two of Williams's plays, "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Summer and Smoke" (1961). He also appeared in two John ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1930

Filmography

Writer (6)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Danger Route 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Cool of the Day 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Stripper 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Summer and Smoke 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fugitive Kind 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Opening Night 1979 (Movie)

Eddie Stein (Actor)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 (Movie)

Mr Sophistication (Actor)

Biography

A playwright and screenwriter associated with Tennessee Williams, Roberts co-wrote the film adaptations of two of Williams's plays, "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Summer and Smoke" (1961). He also appeared in two John Cassavetes films, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976) and "Opening Night" (1977).

Relationships

Lily Mednick

Mother

Lenore Weinstein

Sister

EDUCATION

New York University

New York, New York

Milestones

1977

Appeared in John Cassavetes feature "Opening Night"

1976

Appeared as Mr. Sophistication in John Cassavetes's feature "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie"

1963

Adapted William Inge's play, "A Loss of Roses" for screenplay of "The Stripper", Franklin Schaffner's feature directorial debut

1963

Wrote screenplay for "In the Cool of the Day", a British melodrama starring Jane Fonda and Peter Finch

1961

Co-adapted, with James Poe, Williams's "Summer and Smoke" for the screen

1959

Co-adapted Tennessee Williams's play "Orpheus Descending" (with Williams) for screenplay of "The Fugitive Kind", directed by Sidney Lumet

Wrote teleplays for "Suspense", "The Kate Smith Evening Hour", "Schlitz Playhouse", and "Playhouse 90"

Worked as a writer with the Actor's Studio

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