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Screenwriter Leonard Schrader Dead at 62

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Nov 06, 2006 | 4:56am EST

Screenwriter Leonard Schrader died of heart failure after a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday. He was 62.

Schrader co-wrote the screenplay for Taxi Driver with his brother Paul and was Oscar-nominated for penning the Kiss of the Spider Woman screenplay in 1985.

He finished his career teaching budding screenwriters at University of Southern California and Chapman University.

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