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Stewart Stern, ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ Screenwriter, Dead at 92

Academy award nominee also wrote iconic Sally Field personality-disorder made-for-TV-movie ”Sybil“

Stewart Stern, the screenwriter of James Dean’s “Rebel Without a Cause” and camp classic, Sally Field personality disorder made-for-TV-movie “Sybil,” is dead at 92.

The writer, who has been credited with work as recently as 2012, died at his home according to media reports.

Stern was known for major accolades like an Oscar nomination for 1968’s “Rachel, Rachel” as well as close ties to industry glitterati like Gene Kelly, Paul Newman and Tony Curtis.

Other notable Stern credits include several projects about the life of James Dean, and a TV version of “The Glass Menagerie” starring Katharine Hepburn and Sam Waterson.

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