Ernest Lehman Biography (c. 1915-)



Full name, Ernest Paul Lehman; born in 1915 (some sources say 1920 and 1923),in New York, NY; married; wife's name, Jacqueline; children: Roger, Alan. Career: Screenwriter, producer, and director. Wall Street Magazine, copyeditor; Broadway press agent; freelance fiction writer and journalist for national magazines; American Film magazine, monthly columnist; also wrote novels and novellas. Member: Writers Guild of America (president, 1983-85; board of directors, member). Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award, film-best screenplay, and Academy Award nomination, best writing-screenplay, 1955, both for Sabrina(with Billy Wilder and Samuel A. Taylor); Edgar Allen Poe Award, Mystery Writers of America, best motion picture screenplay, 1959, and Academy Award nomination, best writing-story, and screenplay-written directly for the screen, 1960, both for North by Northwest; Academy Award nomination, best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium, 1962, for West Side Story; Academy Award nominations, best picture and best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best screenplay, all 1967, both for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Academy Award nomination, best picture, 1970, for Hello, Dolly!; Edgar Allen Poe Award, Mystery Writers of America, best motion picture screenplay, 1976, for The Family Plot. Addresses: Contact: Writers Guild of America, 7000 West Third St., Los Angeles, CA90048-4329.

The Ernest Lehman Collection is housed at the Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Screenwriter, producer, director
Birth Details
c. 1915
New York, New York, United States

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Recent Updates

July 2, 2005: Lehman died on July 2, 2005, in Los Angeles, California,of a heart attack. He was 89. Source: New York Times, www.nytimes.com, July 6, 2005.

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