Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman was born in New York City in 1915. He was a successful screenwriter, nominated for six Academy Awards throughout his career. In 2001, he received an honorary Academy Award for his contribution to the film industry and was the first screenplay writer to receive such an honor. Lehman is most known for his work on the movies Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, North by Northwest, Hello, Dolly!, Family Plot, Sabrina, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story. He passed away on July 2, 2005.

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Excerpted from The Film Encyclopedia by Ephraim Katz

Ernest Lehman is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film