Robert Towne

Robert Towne

Robert Towne  American Screenwriter


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Robert Towne was previously married to Luisa Gaule (1984) and Julie Payne (1977 - 1982).

Robert Towne has been in relationships with Mariel Hemingway (1981), Barrie Chase (1957) and Jane Holzer.

Robert Towne has had an encounter with Sue Lyon (1966).


Robert Towne is a 86 year old American Screenwriter. Born Robert Bertram Schwartz on 23rd November, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA, he is famous for Wrote Chinatown, Shampoo, Mission Impossible in a career that spans 1960–present. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Robert Towne is a member of the following lists: People from Los Angeles, California, BAFTA winners (people) and American screenwriters.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 37 years, 8 months 20 years, 11 months 4 years, 2 months
Dating3 40 years, 8 months 13 years, 6 months -
Encounter1 - - -
Total6 40 years, 8 months 13 years, 9 months 4 years, 2 months


First Name Robert
Last Name Towne
Full Name at Birth Robert Bertram Schwartz
Alternative Name Robert Bertram Schwartz, Robert Towne
Age 87 years
Birthday 23rd November, 1934
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Writer, director, producer, actor, author
Occupation Screenwriter
Claim to Fame Wrote Chinatown, Shampoo, Mission Impossible
Year(s) Active 1960-present, 1960–present
Father Lou Schwartz
Mother Helen
Family Member Katharine Towne (daughter), John Payne (former father in law)

Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), which is widely considered one of the greatest screenplays ever written. He later said it was inspired by a chapter in Carey McWilliams's Southern California Country: An Island on the Land (1946) and a West magazine article on Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles. Towne also wrote the sequel, The Two Jakes (1990); the Hal Ashby comedy-dramas The Last Detail (1973) and Shampoo (1975); and the first two Mission: Impossible films.

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Robert Towne87 SagittariusScreenwriter
Luisa Gaule-
Mariel Hemingway60 ScorpioActress
Julie Payne78 CancerActress
Sue Lyon73 CancerActress
Barrie Chase88 LibraDancer
Jane Holzer81 ScorpioActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Katharine TowneFemale17th July, 197843 years oldJulie Payne
Chiara GauleFemale28th July, 199130 years oldLuisa Gaule


Suspect Zero2004Professor Dates (uncredited)Movie
The Pick-up Artist1987StanMovie
Shampoo1975Party Guest (uncredited)Movie
Drive, He Said1971RichardMovie
The Zodiac Killer1971Man in Bar #3 (as Robert Tubin)Movie
Creature from the Haunted Sea1961Agent XK150, Narrator (as Edward Wain), Sparks MoranMovie
Last Woman on Earth1960Martin Joyce (as Edward Wain)Movie




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