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Irwin Shaw (1913–1984)

Irwin Shaw was born on February 27, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA as Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff. He was a writer and producer, known for The Young Lions (1958), The Talk of the Town (1942) and Ulysses (1954). He was married to Marian Edwards. He died on May 16, 1984 in Davos, Graubünden, Switzerland. See full bio »

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The Young Lions
The Talk of the Town
Ulysses Writer
In the French Style


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 2005 Ot 180 i vyshe (story "Small Saturday")
 1991 Kinyoubi no shokutaku (TV Movie) (novel "Bread upon the Waters")
 1991 Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (TV Movie) (story "Return to Kansas City")
 1984 Bogach, bednyak... (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1982 Horká vune léta (TV Movie) (novel "Lucy Crown")
 1981 Great Performances (TV Series) (stories The Girls In Their Summer Dresses, The Monument and The Man Who Married a French Wife - 1 episode)
- The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories (1981) ... (stories The Girls In Their Summer Dresses, The Monument and The Man Who Married a French Wife)
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie) (story)
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie) (novel "Evening in Byzantium")
 1976-1977 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series) (characters - 21 episodes)
- Chapter XXI (1977) ... (characters)
- Chapter XX (1977) ... (characters)
- Chapter XIX (1977) ... (characters)
- Chapter XVIII (1977) ... (characters)
- Chapter XVII (1977) ... (characters)
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 9 episodes)
- Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12 (1976) ... (novel)
- Part VII: Chapter 10 (1976) ... (novel)
- Part VII: Chapter 9 (1976) ... (novel)
- Part VI: Chapter 8 (1976) ... (novel)
- Part V: Chapter 7 (1976) ... (novel)
 1973 Centre Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Girls in Their Summer Dresses (1973) ... (writer)
 1969/I Three (story "Then We Were Three")
 1969 Zakopajte mrtve (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Lieve mensen (TV Movie) (play "The Gentle People")
 1968 Az élö Antigoné (TV Movie)
 1968 Survival 1967 (Documentary) (writer)
 1966 Hyviä ihmisiä (TV Movie) (play "The Gentle People")
 1966 Towarisch (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Brooklyn-Ballade (TV Movie) (play "The Gentle People")
 1963 In the French Style (screenplay) / (stories: "In the French Style"; "A Year to Learn the Language")
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town (novel)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1958 The Young Lions (novel)
 1958 Desire Under the Elms (screenplay)
 1958 Blyg och ensam (TV Movie) (play "Shy and Lonely")
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The 80 Yard Run (1958) ... (story)
 1957 This Angry Age (writer)
 1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey (novel)
 1957 Fire Down Below (screenplay)
 1957 The Survivors (TV Movie)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary) (story)
 1954 Ulysses (screenplay)
 1953 Act of Love (writer)
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Troubled Air (1953) ... (novel)
 1951 I Want You (screen play)
 1950 Cameo Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Triumph of Justice (1950) ... (story)
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Survivors (1950) ... (story)
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Return to Kansas City (1949) ... (story)
 1949 Easy Living (story "Education of the Heart")
 1949 Take One False Step (novel "Night Call") / (screenplay by)
 1949 The Gentle People (TV Movie) (play)
 1948 Arch of Triumph (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Moment (1939 version, uncredited)
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn (screen play)
 1942 The Talk of the Town (screen play)
 1941 Out of the Fog (play "The Gentle People")
 1936 The Big Game (screenplay)
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American novelist, radio and short story writer (for publications like Collier's, Esquire, The New Yorker, Playboy and The Saturday Evening Post) and playwright, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants. His best-selling work, "The Young Lions" (1948), was set during World War II. Arguably, his crowning achievement was "Rich Man, Poor Man" (1970), a sprawling saga which traces a family through three ... See more »

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