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Stewart Stern dies at 92; screenwriter behind 'Rebel Without a Cause'

Stewart Stern dies at 92; screenwriter behind 'Rebel Without a Cause'

Stewart Stern, an Oscar-nominated writer whose screenplay for "Rebel Without a Cause" helped turn James Dean into an enduring symbol of alienated youth, died Monday at a Seattle hospital. He was 92.

The cause was cancer, according to the Writers Guild of America, West, which announced his death.

During more than a quarter-century in Hollywood, Stern became known for the psychological depth of his screenwriting. His credits include "Rachel, Rachel," a 1968 film directed by Paul Newman and starring Joanne Woodward as a lonely, repressed schoolteacher, and "Sybil," the 1976 miniseries starring Sally Field as a woman suffering from multiple...

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