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Ernest Lehman (Ernest Paul Lehman)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
One of the most critically and commercially successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, Lehman grew up on Long Island, graduated from NY's City College. One of his first jobs was as a copywriter for a Broadway publicist. This experience would later be reflected in his novel and screenplay, "Sweet Smell of Success." He also worked as a radio comedy writer, and as editor of a financial magazine. He freelanced short stories for the likes of Collier's magazine and one of these fiction piece 'The Comedian' led to his first job in Hollywood as a screenwriter for Paramount in the mid 1950s. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001

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Character: Himself, in memorial sequence

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006

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Character: Himself - Screenwriter, North By Northwest

Hitch: Alfred the Great 1999

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Writing