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Melissa Marie Mathison
June 3, 1950
|Died||November 4, 2015
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Neuroendocrine cancer|
(m. 1983-2004, divorced)
Melissa Marie Mathison (June 3, 1950 – November 4, 2015) was an American movie and television screenwriter and an activist for Tibetan freedom. Her last movie produced and written was Disney's The BFG (2016).
She was best known for writing the screenplays for the movies The Black Stallion (1979); E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; and Kundun (1997), a biographical-drama movie about the Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet.
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