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I.A.L. Diamond (1920–1988)

I.A.L. Diamond was born on June 27, 1920 in Ungheni, Iasi, Romania as Itek Domnici. He was a writer and producer, known for Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960) and Just Go with It (2011). He was married to Barbara Ann Bentley. He died on April 21, 1988 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011 Just Go with It (screenplay "Cactus Flower")
 1981 Buddy Buddy
 1978 Fedora (writer)
 1974 The Front Page (screenplay)
 1972 Avanti! (screenplay)
 1969 Cactus Flower (screenplay)
 1968 The 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1967 The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special (TV Special) ("Gallipacci" was based on an original sketch by)
 1966 The Fortune Cookie (written by)
 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid (screenplay)
 1963 Irma la Douce (writer)
 1961 One, Two, Three (screenplay)
 1960 The Apartment (written by)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (screenplay)
 1958 Merry Andrew (screenplay)
 1957 Love in the Afternoon (screenplay)
 1952 Something for the Birds (uncredited)
 1952 Monkey Business (screenplay)
 1951 Love Nest (screenplay)
 1949 It's a Great Feeling (story)
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach (writer)
 1948 Two Guys from Texas (screenplay)
 1948 Romance on the High Seas (additional dialogue)
 1946 Never Say Goodbye (screenplay)
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee (original screenplay)
 1944 Murder in the Blue Room (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Broadway - "Promises, Promises". Based on the film "The Apartment" by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. Directed by Robert Moore. Shubert Theatre; 1,281 performances. See more »

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The only other mathematician I know of who became a writer is Lewis Carroll. I guess he had a good ear for a joke. See more »


Graduated from Columbia University in 1941. Signed as a junior writer at Paramount for $75 a week. His apprenticeship ended, when he joined Warner Brothers as full screenwriter (1946-49). Subsequently with 20th Century Fox (1951-52). Had his most productive spell at United Artists in collaboration with Billy Wilder, 1958-66 and 1970-72. See more »


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