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Michael Ritchie
Born Michael Brunswick Ritchie
November 28, 1938
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Died April 16, 2001
New York City, New York

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.[1] 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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