James L. Brooks Overview

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Born: May 09, 1940

Born in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks began his professional career as a copyboy for CBS News in New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 1965 and was soon playing the TV game with the best of them. The first show he created was the hit teen series Room 222, which received many awards and commendations from educational and civil rights groups for its willingness to tackle tough problems head on -- such as racial prejudice, drug abuse and dropping out of school. Brooks next teamed up with... See All


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