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Mario Puzo (1920–1999)

Mario Puzo was born October 15, 1920, in "Hell's Kitchen" on Manhattan's (NY) West Side and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, "The Dark Arena" and "The Fortunate Pilgrim." In... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 Superman II (Video) (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 The Godfather (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 The Last Don II (TV Mini-Series) (characters from the novel "The Last Don")
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (Video) (novel "The Godfather")
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 The Godfather (Video Game) (characters)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (written by)
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1987 The Sicilian (novel)
 1984 The Cotton Club (story)
 1982 A Time to Die (novel "Six Graves to Munich")
 1980 Superman II (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Superman (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Godfather" - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (based on the novel "The Godfather" by) / (screenplay)
 1974 Earthquake (written by)
 1972 The Godfather (novel "The Godfather") / (screenplay)
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Novel: "The Dark Arena" See more »

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1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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The best way to launch an Italian restaurant is to have it raided because the Mafia eats there. Everybody knows they eat well.


In the 1950s and 1960s he worked at Magazine Management which was owned by Martin Goodman, whose company also owned Timely Comics, which later became known as Marvel Comics. He decided to try his hand at writing a comic book, but told Stan Lee that he couldn't meet the monthly deadlines. Stan Lee had the opposite problem: he could work under pressure to produce a monthly comic, but didn't have ... See more »

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