John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Don't usually point these things out, but...

Ernest Lehman (1915-2005)

Ernest Lehman, one of the very first Writers Store customers, passed away on July 2, 2005 in Los Angeles. He was 89. Mr. Lehman was the screenwriter of such unforgettable movies as "North by Northwest" and "Sabrina." In 2001, Mr. Lehman received a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; he was the first screenwriter to be honored with this award.

Lehman worked with the many of the preeminent directors of his day, including Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder. He was an expert at adaptation, bringing beloved plays and novels to the screen, including "The Sound of Music", "The King and I" and "West Side Story."

I think "Sabrina" is one of my all time favorite movies. The original, with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, not the remake with Harrison Ford.

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