Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw

Birth
Death 16 May 1984 (aged 71)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 19904425 · View Source
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American playwrite, screen writer, novelist, short stories. Was born in Broklyn, New York with the name Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff. When he went to college he had his name changed to Irwin Shaw. Most famous book and screen play (tv)Was RICH MAN POOR MAN wrote in 1970 in 1976 It was a miniseries on tv.Later he would write BEGGER MAN THIEF also a novel and a miniseries, both staring Nick Nolte, Peter Straus, and a rich line up of stars and locations. In 1949 he wrote a book YOUNG LIONS based on his military service in World War II. He was never happy with how Hollywood portrayed the story. (I loved it) Marlon Brando,Montgomery Cliff,Dean Martin, Hope Lang. EVENING IN BYZANTIUM IN 1978. TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN 1960. He was awarded many awards for his writing. He fought MacCarthyism in the 50'S for others. It got him blacklisted. His response, he left for Europe. He continued to write.He was married to Marian Edwards an actress from 1939-1967. They divorced but in 1982 remarried. Later he would return, but died in Davos Switzerland, age 71, of prostate cancer.


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  • Created by: Barbara LeClaire
  • Added: 15 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19904425
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irwin Shaw (27 Feb 1913–16 May 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19904425, ; Maintained by Barbara LeClaire (contributor 46903377) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.