(1964) Stage: His play, "12 Angry Men," was performed at the Queen's Theatre in London, England, with Leo Genn
, Walter Fitzgerald, Robert Urquhart
and Arnold Ridley in the cast.
Did You Know?
[about his inspiration for
12 Angry Men
] It was such an impressive, solemn setting in a great big wood-paneled courtroom, with a silver-haired judge. It knocked me out. I was overwhelmed. I was on a jury for a manslaughter case, and we got into this terrific, furious, eight-hour argument in the jury room...
Born in Manhattan, attended City College from 1937 to 1938. Served in the Army, 1942-1946, attaining rank of first lieutenant. Started writing for television in 1951 for CBS, and eventually worked for all three major networks.