February 20, 1945 |
Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||New York City|
|Other names||Warren Bogle|
|Education||B.A. Binghamton University
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
|Alma mater||Binghamton University
University of Wisconsin–Madison (Ph.D., American history)
|Occupation||screenwriter, author, film director|
Born to a Jewish family, Bergman graduated from Binghamton University and earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation, a study of Depression-era Hollywood films, was published in 1971 by NYU Press under the title We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films. He wrote James Cagney: The Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars.
Bergman wrote the original screenplay (titled Tex X) that served as the basis for Mel Brooks's classic Blazing Saddles (1974), and was among the co-writers who adapted it into its final state. Since then, he has written or co-written the films The In-Laws (1979) starring Peter Falk and Alan Arkin; Fletch (1985) starring Chevy Chase; and Soapdish (1991); written and directed : So Fine (1981) starring Ryan O'Neal; The Freshman (1990) starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick; Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker ; and It Could Happen To You (1994) starring Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda; written and produced Striptease (1996) starring Demi Moore; and directed the Jacqueline Susann biopic Isn't She Great (2000) starring Bette Midler and Nathan Lane.
He lives in New York City with his wife. He has two grown sons.
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