Robert Paul Breslo, a writer and script consultant who appeared in Jonathan Demme’s “Philadelphia,” died March 10 at New York Hospital of AIDS complications. He was 37.
Born in St. Louis and a graduate of the U. of Chicago, Breslo began his career writing greeting cards and went on to write for Chicago-based chef James Beard’s weekly cooking show.
He adapted Carson McCullers’ short story “A Domestic Dilemma” for HBO in 1991, and adapted Herman Melville’s novel “Typee” for Demme.
He co-wrote several screenplays and also did story editing and script reading for Demme’s film production company, Clinica Estetico. He also read scripts for HBO.
Breslo, a friend of Demme’s, played a bit part in “Philadelphia.”
He is survived by his father, Robert, a sister and five brothers.
Memorial services are being planned for May.