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Ira Levin (1929–2007)

Ira Levin decided on a career of a writer at the age of 15. Educated at the elite Horace Mann school, he went on to two years at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, before transferring to New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English. He earned his degree in 1950. In 1953 he was drafted into the army. Based in Queens, New York,... See full bio »

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 2014 Rosemary's Baby (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novels "Rosemary's Baby" and "Son of Rosemary" by - 2 episodes)
- Night Two (2014) ... (based on the novels "Rosemary's Baby" and "Son of Rosemary" by)
- Night One (2014) ... (based on the novels "Rosemary's Baby" and "Son of Rosemary" by)
 2004 The Stepford Wives (book)
 2003 Footsteps (TV Movie) (play)
 1993 Sliver (novel)
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying (novel)
 1987 The Stepford Children (TV Movie) (novel "The Stepford Wives")
 1982 Deathtrap (play)
 1982 Guiding Light (TV Series) (certain characters created by - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 February 1982 (1982) ... (certain characters created by)
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie) (novel "The Stepford Wives")
 1978 The Boys from Brazil (novel)
 1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (TV Movie) (characters from his novel "Rosemary's Baby")
 1975 The Stepford Wives (novel)
 1971 Dr. Cook's Garden (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Rosemary's Baby (novel)
 1965 Tu das nicht, Angelika (TV Movie) (play "Critic's Choice")
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing (screenplay - uncredited)
 1964-1965 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series) (play - 34 episodes)
- The Velvet Wiggle (1965) ... (play)
- Target: Stockdale (1965) ... (play)
- Andy Meets His Match (1965) ... (play)
- Whortleberry Roots for Everyone (1965) ... (play)
- The Day Blue Blew (1965) ... (play)
 1963 Critic's Choice (play)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Devil You Say (1961) ... (story)
 1958 No Time for Sergeants (play)
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Sylvia (1958) ... (story)
 1956 A Kiss Before Dying (novel)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Notebook Warrior (1956)
  The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (written for television - 1 episode, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- No Time for Sergeants (1955) ... (written for television)
- The Notebook Warrior (1954) ... (writer)
  Lights Out (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1951) (writer - 1 episode, 1951)
- The Pattern (1951) ... (written by)
- Leda's Portrait (1951) ... (writer)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Old Woman (1950) ... (written by)
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Story: "Leda's Portrait" (filmed as +"Lights Out" (1946) {Leda's Portrait (#3.29)}_) See more »

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His play, "Veronica's Room" at the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Play Production. See more »


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