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Norman Wexler (1926–1999)

Norman Wexler was born in New Bedford Mass and attended Harvard University. In addition to his acclaim as the writer of Saturday Night Fever, he also suffered from manic depression, and in 1972 was arrested by the FBI for saying he was planning to shoot then-president Nixon. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1986 Raw Deal (screenplay)
 1983 Staying Alive (written by)
 1977 Saturday Night Fever (screenplay)
 1976 Drum (screenplay)
 1975 Mandingo (screenplay)
 1973 Serpico (screenplay)
 1970 Joe (written by)
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 2013 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
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Playwright: "Forgive Me, Forgive Me Not", 1996.
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Andy Kaufman's character of "Tony Clifton" was partially based on Norman Wexler, from Kaufman hearing stories of Wexler's eccentric behavior from Bob Zmuda. See more »

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