Irwin Shaw

Novelist, Author

1913 – 1984

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Who was Irwin Shaw?

Irwin Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for his novel The Young Lions about the fate of three soldiers during World War II that was made into a film starring Marlon Brando. Though Shaw's work received widespread critical acclaim, the success of his commercial fiction ultimately diminished his literary reputation.

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Born
Feb 27, 1913
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Brooklyn College
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • The Bronx
Died
May 16, 1984
Davos

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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