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Gloria Katz

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Screenwriter who’s most widely known for supporting pencil the George Lucas film, American Graffiti. She started her profession in 1973. She earned a National Culture of Film Critics Prize for Greatest Screenplay for American Graffiti. She wedded hubby Willard Huyck. She caused manufacturer Gary Kurtz for the film American Graffiti.

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Full Name Gloria Katz
Date Of Birth October 25, 1942
Place Of Birth California
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Willard Huyck
Children Rebecca Huyck
Siblings Stephen M. Katz
Awards National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Comedy
Movies Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, American Graffiti, Howard the Duck, Messiah of Evil, Radioland Murders, Best Defense, More American Graffiti, French Postcards, Lucky Lady
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Sister of Stephen M. Katz.
2Born c. 1945.
3Educated at the UCLA School of Film.
4Has a daughter, Rebecca Huyck, born 1983.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radioland Murders1994screenplay
Mothers, Daughters and Lovers1989TV Movie
Howard the Duck1986written by
Best Defense1984
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984screenplay by
French Postcards1979written by
More American Graffiti1979based on characters created by
Lucky Lady1975written by
American Graffiti1973written by
Messiah of Evil1973screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mothers, Daughters and Lovers1989TV Movie executive producer
Howard the Duck1986producer
Best Defense1984producer
French Postcards1979producer
Messiah of Evil1973producer

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
French Postcards1979Chief Snail
Messiah of Evil1973Ticket booth zombie (uncredited)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Messiah of Evil1973uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remembering Messiah of Evil2009Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remembering Messiah of Evil2009Video documentary shortHerself
Teen spirit: Les ados à Hollywood2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Look Back at Howard the Duck2009Video documentary shortHerself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHerself
Movies That Shook the World2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy2003Video documentaryHerself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHerself
The Making of 'American Graffiti'1998TV Movie documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureHoward the Duck (1986)
1987Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayHoward the Duck (1986)· Willard Huyck
1986Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureHoward the Duck (1986)
1974NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayAmerican Graffiti (1973)· George Lucas
· Willard Huyck
1974NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayAmerican Graffiti (1973)· George Lucas
· Willard Huyck

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Picture of the DecadeHoward the Duck (1986)
1985Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)· Willard Huyck
1984Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureBest Defense (1984)
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or ProducedAmerican Graffiti (1973)· George Lucas
· Willard Huyck
1974WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Written Directly for the ScreenAmerican Graffiti (1973)· George Lucas
· Willard Huyck


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