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      Robert Getchell

      Highest Rated: 89% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Stella (1990)

      Birthday: Jan 1, 1936

      Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

      Hollywood screenwriter of popular fare whose career -- or at least the production of his work -- seems to have run in spurts. Adept at both original work and adaptations, Robert Getchell saw the production of the very first screenplay he had written, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" released in 1974 and he earned an Academy Award nomination for his efforts. Heralded at the time as one of the first "women's pictures" since the advent of the feminist revolution, "Alice" starred Ellen Burstyn as a widow who leaves her home with her son to finally pursue her dream of becoming a singer, but, instead, finds some camaraderie working as a waitress in a diner. The film was turned into a long-running TV sitcom starring Linda Lavin in 1976 with Getchell as creator.

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      80% 68% The Client Screenwriter $90.8M 1994
      76% 79% This Boy's Life Writer $3.7M 1993
      52% 50% Point of No Return Writer $27.5M 1993
      29% 77% Stella Screenwriter $20.1M 1990
      47% 72% Mommie Dearest Writer - 1981
      83% 76% Bound for Glory Writer - 1976
      89% 82% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Screenwriter - 1974