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David Newman (III) (1937–2003)

David Newman was born on February 4, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Superman (1978) and Superman III (1983). He was previously married to Leslie Newman. He died on June 27, 2003 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

(1967)
Superman Writer
(1978)
Superman III Writer
(1983)
Superman II Writer
(1980)

Filmography

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 2000 Takedown (screenplay)
 1997 Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (Video) (screenplay - segment "Smooth Criminal")
 1989 Moonwalker (Video Game) (screenplay)
 1988 Moonwalker (screenplay - segment "Smooth Criminal")
 1985 Santa Claus: The Movie (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Sheena (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 Superman III (screenplay by)
 1982 Still of the Night (story)
 1982 Jinxed! (screenplay)
 1980 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (screenplay by)
 1980 Superman II (screenplay by)
 1978 Superman (screenplay)
 1975 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (TV Movie) (based on libretto by)
 1972 Bad Company (written by)
 1972 Oh! Calcutta! (contributions)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (screenplay)
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man... (written by)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (written by)
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Other Works:

Wrote book with Robert Benton for the Broadway musical, "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" which led to work on the Superman films.

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Spouse:

Leslie Newman  (his death)  (2 children)
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David Newman, Ira Gasman and Cy Coleman were nominated for the 1997 Tony Award (New York City) for the Author (Book) of the Musical for "The Life". See more »

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