Arthur Laurents biography

Arthur Laurents

Playwright, Film writer

1917 – 2011

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Who was Arthur Laurents?

Arthur Laurents was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.

After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Army during World War II, Laurents turned to writing for Broadway, producing a body of work that includes West Side Story, Gypsy, Hallelujah, Baby!, and La Cage Aux Folles, and directing some of his own shows and other Broadway productions.

His early film scripts include Rope for Alfred Hitchcock, followed by Anastasia, Bonjour Tristesse, The Way We Were, and The Turning Point.

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Born
Jul 14, 1917
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Arthur Levine
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • White people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Cornell University
  • Erasmus Hall High School
  • New York University
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
May 5, 2011
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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