Arthur Laurents was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter. After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Army during World War II, Laurents turned to writing for Broadway, producing a body of work that includes West Side Story , Gypsy , Hallelujah, Baby! and La Cage Aux Folles , and directing some of his own shows and other Broadway productions. His early film scripts include Rope for Alfred Hitchcock, followed by Anastasia , Bonjour Tristesse , The Way We Were and The Turning Point . Born Arthur Levine, Laurents was the son of...
|Birthdate:||July 14, 1917|
|Birthplace:||Brooklyn, New York|
|Date of death:||May 5, 2011|
|Education:||Cornell University, Erasmus Hall High School|
|Also known as:||Arthur Levine|