Hud Screenwriter Ravetch Dead At 89
Revered Hollywood screenwriter Irving Ravetch has died in Los Angeles. He was 89.
Ravetch and his wife Harriet Frank teamed up to pen the screenplays of Hud and Norma Rae, which won them Oscars in 1963 and 1979, respectively.
The couple co-wrote 20 films, including classics like Hombre, The Reivers, The Long Hot Summer and The Cowboys.
Ravetch/Frank-written films also contributed to Academy Award wins for Sally Field (Norma Rae) and Patricia Neal (Hud) for Best Actress and Supporting Actress, respectively. Three of their films starred the late Paul Newman - Hud, Hombre and The Long Hot Summer.
Ravetch was born in 1920 in New Jersey. His wife and collaborator is still alive.