Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Ira Levin Biography (1929-)
Born August 27, 1929, in New York, NY; son of Charles (a toy importer) and Beatrice (Schlansky) Levin; married Gabrielle Aronsohn, August 20, 1960 (divorced, 1968); married Phyllis Finkel, August 26, 1979 (divorced, 1981); children: (first marriage) Adam, Jared, Nicholas. Addresses: Agent--Harold Ober Associates, 425 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017.
- Birth Details
- August 27, 1929
- New York, New York, United States
- A Kiss Before Dying, Simon & Schuster, 1953.
- Rosemary's Baby, Random House, 1967.
- This Perfect Day, Random House, 1970.
- The Stepford Wives, Random House, 1972.
- The Boys from Brazil, Random House, 1976.
- Sliver, Bantam, 1991.
- No Time for Sergeants (adapted from the novel by Mac Hayman; Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1955, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, U.K., 1956), Random House, 1956.
- Interlock (ANTA Theatre, New York City, 1958), Dramatists Play Service, 1958.
- Critic's Choice (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1960), Random House, 1961.
- General Seeger (Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1962), Dramatists Play Service, 1962.
- Drat! The Cat!, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Dr. Cook's Garden, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Veronica's Room (Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1973), Random House, 1974.
- Break a Leg (U.R.G.E.N.T. Theatre, New York City, 1974, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1979), Samuel French, 1981.
- Deathtrap (Music Box Theatre, 1978), Random House, 1979.
- Cantorial (Lamb's Theatre, New York City, 1989), Samuel French, 1990.
- Adaptations: Adaptations of Levin's novels and plays include the featurefilms A Kiss before Dying, United Artists, 1956; No Time for Sergeants, Warner Brothers, 1958; Critic's Choice, Warner Brothers, 1963; Rosemary's Baby, Paramount, 1968; The Stepford Wives, Columbia, 1975; The Boys from Brazil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978; Deathtrap, Warner Brothers, 1982; A Kiss before Dying, Universal, 1991; and the television movie Dr. Cook's Garden, ABC, 1971.
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