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Isobel Lennart (1915–1971)


Was nominated for Broadway's 1964 Tony Award for her book as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Funny Girl." See more trivia »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Funny Girl
Funny Girl Writer
Anchors Aweigh
Meet Me in Las Vegas
The Sundowners


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 1968 Funny Girl (book by: based on the play with) / (from the original story by: based on the play with - as Miss Lennart) / (screenplay)
 1967 Fitzwilly (screenplay)
 1962 Two for the Seesaw (screenplay)
 1962 Period of Adjustment (screenplay)
 1961 By Love Possessed (adaptation - uncredited)
 1960 The Sundowners (screenplay)
 1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (screenplay)
 1958 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (screenplay)
 1958 Merry Andrew (screenplay)
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas (screenplay) / (story)
 1956 MGM Parade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1956) ... (archive footage)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Holiday Affair (1955) ... (screenplay)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (screenplay)
 1953 Latin Lovers (writer)
 1953 The Girl Next Door (screenplay)
 1952 My Wife's Best Friend (screenplay)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy! (written by)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (screenplay: episode four)
 1950 A Life of Her Own (written by)
 1949 East Side, West Side (screenplay)
 1949 Holiday Affair (screenplay)
 1948 The Kissing Bandit (writer)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh (screen play)
 1943 Lost Angel (original screenplay)
 1943 A Stranger in Town (original screenplay)
 1942 The Affairs of Martha (original screenplay "Once Upon a Thursday")

Personal Details

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She wrote the book for the musical, "Funny Girl," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Jule Styne was composer. Bob Merrill was lyricist. See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Lennart

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American screenwriter, who first worked in the mail room at MGM, later becoming a contract writer, 1942-57. Member of the Communist Party (1939-44). Called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, Lennart became a 'friendly witness', naming 21 people as former party members. As a result, her name was removed from the blacklist and she was permitted to continue working. See more »

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