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Bronte Woodard
Born (1940-10-08)October 8, 1940
Alabama, US
Died August 6, 1980(1980-08-06) (aged 39)
Los Angeles
Occupation Writer

Bronte Woodard (October 8, 1940 – August 6, 1980) was an American writer best known for penning the adapted screenplay for the hit film Grease. He was born October 8, 1940 in Alabama. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1980 Village People film Can't Stop the Music with Grease producer Allan Carr. He also wrote a novel, Meet Me at the Melba.[1] Raised in Atlanta, he died of hepatitis-related liver failure at the age of 39 on August 6, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.[2][3]

Announced unrealized projects[edit]

In 1976, Universal Studios announced plans to make a film of Anne Rivers Siddons' novel Heartbreak Hotel for which Woodard would write the screenplay.[4] However, the novel was not actually filmed until several years after Woodard's death, reaching the screen under the title Heart of Dixie in 1989 with a screenplay by Tom McCown instead of Woodard.[5]


  1. ^ Review of Meet Me at the Melba, Kirkus Reviews, April 4, 1977.
  2. ^ "Bronte Woodard, Screenwriter", UPI in The Hour, August 7, 1980.
  3. ^ Diane Hopper Schmidt, "One hundred years of caring", The Cedartown Standard, August 2, 2005.
  4. ^ "Novel Bought". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. 1976-12-13. p. 13. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent (1989-09-16). "Heart of Dixie". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 

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