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During the opening credits for some of the seasons of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), there is a scene of Mary filming by the one of the lakes in Minneapolis. During that scene, two men jog by--one of them is Brooks.


Quotes

[on being employed by a studio] Sometimes they give you so much rope you forget it's around your neck. But it always is. You feel it when they yank it.


Trademark

Writes at least one character who is an obsessive-compulsive or has OCD (Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment (1983), Holly Hunter in Broadcast News (1987), Jack Nicholson in As Good as It Gets (1997), Téa Leoni in Spanglish (2004)).


Nickname

Jim


Star Sign

Taurus

Personal Details

Born

James Lawrence Brooks

Brooklyn, New York, USA


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

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