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Michael Brunswick Ritchie (November 28, 1938 - April 16, 2001) was an American film director.

Ritchie was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the son of Patricia (née Graney) and Benbow Ferguson Ritchie, who was a college professor. His sister, Elsie, acted in two of his films ( The Candidate and Smile). He attended Berkeley High School in Berkeley California before becoming interested in film, graduating from Harvard University in 1960.

In 1994, Ritchie purchased the hacienda-style house at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in the Brentwood district of LA where Marilyn Monroe died in 1962. He bought it for $995,000. He was the brother of Elsie Ritchie. In 1994 Ritchie moved to Manhattan with his wife, Jimmie Ritchie, and daughters Lillian (b. 1986) and Miriam (b. 1988).
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FilmographyInnocent Blood
Filmography (Director)A Simple Wish, Smile (movie), The Bad News Bears (1976), Student Bodies, The Island (1980), Cops and Robbersons, Wildcats, Diggstown, The Golden Child, The Survivors (1983), Semi-Tough, Fletch Lives
Birth Date:  November 28, 1938
Birth Place:  Waukesha, Wisconsin
Gender:  Male
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