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Born in Havana, Cuba
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (stroke)

Mini Bio (1)

Ivan Moffat was born on February 18, 1918 in Havana, Cuba. He was a writer and producer, known for Giant (1956), Black Sunday (1977) and The Heroes of Telemark (1965). He was married to Katharine Smith and Natasha Sorokin. He died on July 4, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Katharine Smith (1961 - 1972) (divorced) (2 children)
Natasha Sorokin (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Daughter with 'Caroline Blackwood'
Grandson of RADA founder Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Great-nephew of Max Beerbohm
Modified a substantial part of The Great Escape (1963), but chose to forgo a credit.
Son of actress/poet Iris Tree and photographer 'Curtis Moffat'.
Was 'blacklisted' for a time while in Hollywood.
Ivan Moffat was father of Ivana Lowell (as acknowledged by her in interviews and in his obituary 2002), who was born to Lady Caroline Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood during her second marriage to Israel Citkowicz. Ivana later assumed the name Lowell, during her mother's third marriage to poet Robert Lowell. [Lady Caroline Blackwood, a society writer, was once married to painter Lucian Freud; her elder surviving daughter Evgenia is wife of actor Julian Sands].
His friends included Elizabeth Taylor, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Educated at Harvard and the London School of Economics.
In 1943, Moffat enlisted in the U.S. Army as a writer in the Signal Corps, known as the "Hollywood Irregulars". Subsequently worked as assistant to the director George Stevens at Paramount.
Served as the model for Patrick in Christopher Isherwood's novel "A Meeting By the River".

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