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).