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James L. Brooks Biography
James L. Brooks (Born May 9, 1940) is a Hollywood producer, writer, and film director.

He is best known for producing classic TV shows like The Simpsons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Taxi, and The Tracey Ullman Show. He also directed the Oscar-winning movie, Terms of Endearment, which he won an Oscar for "Best Director" in 1984. He currently runs his own film producation company, Gracie Films.

James L. Brooks hired Matt Groening to do some short-length cartoons for his TV show, "The Tracey Ullman Show." Those short-length cartoons later became known as "The Simpsons."

Noted filmography
As Good As It Gets (1997)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
The Critic (1994)
The Simpsons (1989)
Say Anything... (1989)
Big (1988)
Broadcast News (1987)
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Taxi (1978)
Rhoda (1974)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
My Three Sons (1960)
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