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Melissa Mathison
Born
Melissa Marie Mathison

(1950-06-03)June 3, 1950
Died November 4, 2015(2015-11-04) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Neuroendocrine cancer
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1979–2015
Spouse(s) Harrison Ford
(m. 1983-2004, divorced)

Melissa Marie Mathison (June 3, 1950 – November 4, 2015) was an American movie and television screenwriter and an activist for Tibetan freedom.

She was best known for writing the screenplays for the movies The Black Stallion (1979); E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; and Kundun (1997), a biographical-drama movie about the Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet.

From 1983 to 2004, Mathison was married to Harrison Ford. She died on November 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 65 from neuroendocrine cancer, a rare form of pancreatic cancer.


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