Ira Levin

Ira Levin

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 12 Nov 2007 (aged 78)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes returned to his children
Memorial ID 22889100 · View Source
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Author, Playwright. A renown writer of thrillers, he is best known for the classic novels, "Rosemary's Baby", "The Stepford Wives" and "A Kiss Before Dying". Born Ira Marvin Levin, to Russian-Jewish immigrants, his father was a toy importer. Levin attended the Horace Mann School and later Drake University and New York University where he studied English and Philosophy. After serving in the United States Army, Levin began his writing career during the early 1950s in television for such programs as "Lights Out", "The United States Steel Hour" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". It was not long after that he wrote his first novel "A Kiss Before Dying" which won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1953 and would catapult him to success. At the same time, Levin began to compose a series of Broadway plays over the course of more than 20 years which included, "No Time for Sergeants", "Interlock", "Critic's Choice", "Veronica's Room" and "Deathtrap" which was nominated for a Tony Award in 1978. His other memorable books include the acclaimed "The Boys from Brazil" and "Silver". He died from a heart attack.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 13 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22889100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ira Levin (27 Aug 1929–12 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22889100, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes returned to his children.