Robert Towne

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Birth Name: Robert Towne
Born: 11/23/1934
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

Born on Nov. 23, 1934 in Los Angeles, CA, Towne was raised in nearby San Pedro by his father, Lou, a former women's clothing store owner who made a fortune in real estate, and his mother, Helen. Since San Pedro was a harbor city, Towne grew up around fishermen, and even plied himself as a tuna cutter when he was older. After graduating the Chadwick School, Towne attended Pomona College, where he studied literature and philosophy, and blithely came to the conclusion - based on no particular ambition - that he wanted to become a screenwriter. Towne left San Pedro and headed north to Los Angeles, where he joined an acting class taught by Jeff Corey that featured a number of soon-to-be prominent... Continue Bio >>

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