Eric Bergren, Oscar-nominated Screen Writer for “The Elephant Man” Script, Dies in Pasadena

first_img Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Long-time Pasadena resident Eric Bergren, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for “The Elephant Man,” died on July 14 due to complications from liver cancer, according to multiple media sources. He was 62.Bergren received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Screenplay category for the movie in 1980, along with longtime writing partner Christopher De Vore and director David Lynch. It was one of eight Oscar nominations the film received.The trio also scored Golden Globe, WGA and BAFTA nominations for the film, which starred John Hurt as a severely deformed but smart and sensitive man who makes a living as a sideshow freak in Victorian London. Anthony Hopkins played the surgeon who helps him.“The Elephant” scored a total of eight Oscar nominations in 1981.Bergren also wrote the screenplay for “Frances,” which earned Jessica Lange an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 1982. He also co-wrote the screenplay for Errol Morris’ 1991 film “The Dark Wind” with Neal Jimenez.Bergren was born in Pasadena, where he resided most of his life. He graduated with a degree in Theater Arts from the University of Southern California.Diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer in March, Bergren passed away surrounded by De Vore; his daughters Erin Condit-Bergren and Elysse Condit; and his friend of over 40 years, Howard Nugent and Nugent’s wife Lee Garlington.Memorial plans have not yet been announced. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Eric Bergren, Oscar-nominated Screen Writer for “The Elephant Man” Script, Dies in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 12:07 pmcenter_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more