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Jerome Lawrence (1915–2004)

Jerome Lawrence is best known for the plays "Auntie Mame," "Inherit the Wind," and "First Monday in October" which he co-wrote with Robert E. Lee. In all, they collaborated on 39 works over their 50 year partnership. A theatre archive is named for them at Ohio State University, where Lawrence graduated. He worked for several small Ohio newspapers ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1999 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 First Monday in October (play) / (screenplay)
 1978 Actor (TV Movie) (book) / (screenplay)
 1975 Rickles (TV Movie) (play excerpt)
 1975 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Unwilling Warrior (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 Mame (play)
 1965 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Shangri-La (TV Movie) (musical libretto) / (play)
 1960 Inherit the Wind (play)
  Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1953) (adaptation - 5 episodes, 1953) (writer - 3 episodes, 1953)
- A Tale of Negative Gravity (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Three Strangers (1953) ... (adaptation)
- Strange Journey (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Prison with the Open Door (1953) ... (adaptation)
- Jack of Hearts (1953) ... (teleplay)
  The Unexpected (TV Series) (1 episode, 1952) (writer - 24 episodes, 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1952)
- Beyond Belief (1952) ... (writer)
- Blackmail (1952) ... (writer)
- The Mask (1952) ... (writer)
- One for the Money (1952) ... (teleplay) / (writer)
- The Emperor of Nothing (1952) ... (as Lawrence and Lee)
 1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Mr. and Mrs. Spring (1952) ... (original story)
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Look Ma, I'm Dancin' (1948) ... (book)
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Stage Play: Shangri-La. Musical. Book by James Hilton, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Based on the novel "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton. Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by James Hilton, Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence. Musical Director: Lehman Engel. Choral arrangements and musical continuity by Lehman Engel. Music arranged by Philip J... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lawrence and Lee

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1966 Tony Award for book written with Robert E. Lee as part of Best Musical nomination for "Mame."

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