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Date of Birth 10 July 1922New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 20 November 1978New York City, New York, USA  (lung cancer)

Spouse (2)

Virginia Aurthur (? - ?) (4 children)
Bea Arthur (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

His grandson, Charley Aurthur, committed suicide in 1996 at the age of 23, and his son, Jonathan Aurthur, committed suicide in 2004 at the age of 56.
At one point he was Vice President of Television Production for United Artists.
Initally studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His career plans changed due to the outbreak of World War II during which he served as a Marine combat correspondent.
In addition to writing for the screen, he penned magazine articles on jazz, short stories and regular columns for Esquire Magazine (1971 to 1975).
Vice president of Talent Associates, 1961-1962. Vice president for United Artists Television, 1963-1964.

Salary (1)

East Side/West Side (1963) $1,000 /episode (royalty)

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