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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 December 1936New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLawrence Julian Schiller
Height 5' 0½" (1.54 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Schiller was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, and grew up outside of San Diego, California. After attending Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, he worked for Life magazine, Paris Match, The Sunday Times, Time, Newsweek, Stern, and The Saturday Evening Post as a photojournalist. He published his first book, LSD, in 1966. Since then he has published eleven books, including W. Eugene Smith's Minamata and Norman Mailer's Marilyn. He collaborated with Albert Goldman on Ladies and Gentleman, Lenny Bruce (in 1967 he edited and produced the Capitol Records audio documentary album "Why did Lenny Bruce die?") [1] and with Norman Mailer on The Executioner's Song and Oswald's Tale. His own books that became national bestsellers and made the New York Times Bestseller list include American Tragedy, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Cape May Court House, and Into the Mirror. He has directed seven motion pictures and miniseries for television; The Executioner's Song and Peter the Great won five Emmys. American Tragedy, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town and Into the Mirror were made into television mini-series for CBS, all of which Schiller produced and directed. In 2008, after the death of the writer Norman Mailer, he was named Senior Advisor to the Norman Mailer Estate and is the Managing Director of The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony, in New York, NY, which he created with Norris Mailer. Schiller was a close friend of Mailer and collaborator on five of his works, and represents the Norman Mailer Licensing company. Schiller serves as a consultant to political campaigns and major corporations on such issues as crisis management, branding, public imaging and the use of social networking. Schiller has been an on air analyst to NBC news, a consultant to TASCHEN Publshing, Annie Leibovitz Studio, Steven Klein Studio, The Alfred Wertheimer Estate, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas and has written for The New Yorker, The Daily Beast and other publications.

In 2007, he exhibited his own photographs for the first time in the USA Marilyn Monroe and America in the 1960s and since then the exhibition has toured Beijing, China; Sofia, Bulgaria; Hong Kong; Salzburg, Austria; Berlin, Germany; Miami, Florida and London England.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lawwrence Schiller

Spouse (5)

Nina Wiener (September 2011 - present)
Kathy Amerman (15 February 1997 - 1 July 2010) (divorced)
Ludmilla Peresvetova (January 1993 - 17 January 1995) (divorced)
Stephanie Nan Wolf (5 November 1977 - 1992) (divorced) (2 children)
Judith R. Schiller (23 January 1960 - 1976) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

In The Executioner's Song (1982), Lawrence Schiller was the basis for the character, Larry Samuels, played by actor Steven Keats.
Has 4 sons: Marc (b. 1964), Howard (b. 1968), Anthony (b. 1978) and Cameron (b. 1980), and 1 daughter: Suzanne (b. 1961)
Shot the on-location publicity stills for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
A onetime photographer for 'Life' and other magazines.
Interviewed a dying Jack Ruby, who reportedly told him he acted alone when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and did so in order to spare John F. Kennedy's widow and family the pain of having to endure Oswald being tried for Kennedy's murder.

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