Phil Tucker

Phil Tuckers Career

In the late 1940’s, Phil Tucker was born in New York City. His father died when he was young, so his mother raised him and his younger brother.

When he turned six years old, she took him back to her parents’ home in California where they lived until he graduated from high school at age seventeen. At this time Tucker moved with his family to Los Angeles where he attended the University of Southern California (USC). During his college years, he worked as a screenwriter and produced several short films. After graduating from USC, Tucker went into film production full time. He wrote and directed two feature length movies: “The Big Sleep” (1946) and “Boys Town” (1950), both of which were critically acclaimed.

Tucker then began writing television scripts for various networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and the WB. He created and starred in several TV series including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”, “The Twilight Zone”, “Houdini” and others.

He also wrote and directed several episodes of such shows as “Mystery Science Theater 3000”. Tucker also wrote numerous non-TV projects including a novel, a screenplay, a play, and many other works. He is most popularly known today for writing the story and screenplay for “Gone With The Wind”.

Several years ago, Tucker retired from the entertainment industry and moved to a small town in New Mexico where he still lives with his wife. He spends much of his time writing novels and says he has no plans to leave the entertainment industry anytime soon.

Sources & references used in this article:

Work shift duration: a review comparing eight hour and 12 hour shift systems. by L Smith, S Folkard, P Tucker… – Occupational and …, 1998 –

Inorganic cations in the crystalline lens from young and aged rats by AA Swanson, J Jeter, P Tucker – Journal of gerontology, 1968 –

Are prolonged sitting and sleep restriction a dual curse for the modern workforce? a randomised controlled trial protocol by …, M Sprajcer, C Vandelanotte, MJ Duncan, P Tucker… – BMJ open, 2020 –

The ecoresponsive genome of Daphnia pulex by …, ME Pfrender, D Gilbert, WK Thomas, A Tucker… – …, 2011 –

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Cosmological parameters from three seasons of data by …, R Thornton, H Trac, C Tucker… – … of Cosmology and …, 2013 –

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Sunyaev-Zel’dovich-selected galaxy clusters at 148 GHz in the 2008 survey by …, ER Switzer, R Thornton, H Trac, C Tucker… – The Astrophysical …, 2011 –

Factors associated with teenage pregnancy in the European Union countries: a systematic review by M Imamura, J Tucker, P Hannaford… – European journal of …, 2007 –

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: a measurement of the cosmic microwave background power spectrum at 148 and 218 GHz from the 2008 southern survey by …, ER Switzer, R Thornton, H Trac, C Tucker… – The Astrophysical …, 2011 –