|Date of Birth||8 December 1915, New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||2 July 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart attack following pneumonia)|
|Birth Name||Ernest Paul Lehman|
Mini Bio (1)
One of the most critically and commercially successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, Lehman grew up on Long Island, graduated from NY's City College. One of his first jobs was as a copywriter for a Broadway publicist. This experience would later be reflected in his novel and screenplay, "Sweet Smell of Success." He also worked as a radio comedy writer, and as editor of a financial magazine. He freelanced short stories for the likes of Collier's magazine and one of these fiction piece 'The Comedian' led to his first job in Hollywood as a screenwriter for Paramount in the mid 1950s. Nick Roddick, in Dictionary of Literary Biography, praised Lehman as "a champion of the well-crafted, what-happens-next screenplay." Served as president of the Writers Guild of America from 1983-85.
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|Laurie Sherman||(1997 - 2 July 2005) (his death) (1 child)|
|Jacqueline Shapiro||(1942 - 12 August 1994) (her death) (2 children)|