Herman Mankiewicz Biography (1897-1953)

Full name, Herman Jacob Mankiewicz; born November 7, 1897, in New York, NY; died of uremic poisoning March 5, 1953, in Beverly Hills, CA; raised in New York City and Wilkes Barre, PA; son of Frank and Johanna (maiden name, Blumenau) Mankiewicz; brother of Joseph L. Mankiewicz (a director and screenwriter);married Shulamith Sara Aaronson, July 1, 1920; children: Donald Martin, Frank, Johanna. Career: Screenwriter and producer. American Jewish Chronicle, New York City, managing editor, 1916-17; American Red Cross Newsservice, Paris, France, 1919-20; New York World, foreign correspondent, 1920-23; NewYork Times, dramatic department, 1923-26; The New Yorker, drama critic, 1923-26. Military service: U.S. Army, flying cadet, 1917-18; U.S. Marines, private first class, 1918-19. Awards, Honors: Academy Award (with Orson Welles), best original screenplay, 1942, for Citizen Kane; Academy Award nomination (with Jo Swerling), best screenplay, 1943, for The Pride of the Yankees..

Screenwriter, producer
Birth Details
November 7, 1897
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
March 5, 1953
Beverly Hills, California, United States

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