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Robert E. Lee (II) (1918–1994)

Robert E. Lee was born on October 15, 1918 in Elyria, Ohio, USA as Robert Edwin Lee. He is known for his work on Inherit the Wind (1960), First Monday in October (1981) and Mame (1974). He was married to Janet Waldo. He died on July 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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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)
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Homes $weet Homes (1980) ... (story)
 1978 Actor (TV Movie)
 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)
  West Point (TV Series) (29 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Pressure (1957)
- The Deep End (1957)
- The Fight Back (1957)
  Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1953) (adaptation - 5 episodes, 1953) (writer - 3 episodes, 1953) (original story - 1 episode, 1954)
- Conflict (1954) ... (original story)
- A Tale of Negative Gravity (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Three Strangers (1953) ... (adaptation)
- Strange Journey (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Prison with the Open Door (1953) ... (adaptation)
  The Unexpected (TV Series) (1 episode, 1952) (writer - 23 episodes, 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1952) (written by - 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)
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Look Ma, I'm Dancin' (1948) ... (book)
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Stage: Wrote (w/Jerome Lawrence) source material (play) / book for "Mame", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy (revival). Based on the book "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis. Music / lyrics / production supervised by Jerry Herman. Musical Director: Jim Coleman. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin. ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Lawrence and Lee | Robert Edward Lee

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Playwright, lyricist and screenwriter, who usually worked in conjunction with Jerome Lawrence. All together, they collaborated on 39 plays. During World War II, they established the Armed Forces Radio Services, which provided entertainment and news to troops both overseas and stateside. Lee was a graduate of Wesleyan University and co-founder (with Lawrence) of the American Playwrights' Theatre ... See more »

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