Albert E. Lewin

Active - 1950 - 1976  |   Born - Jul 29, 1916   |   Died - Apr 23, 1996   |   Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction

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Albert E. Lewin (not to be confused with director/producer Albert Lewin) penned scripts for stage, screen, radio, and television. He became a writer after studying at the Chicago School of Art Institute and at L.A. Valley College. He served in the military during WWII and afterward became a writer for the NBC radio network on such programs as The Eddie Cantor Show and The Judy Canova Show. As a screenwriter, Lewin collaborated with others in all but one instance, Alice in Wonderland (1950). He worked with 20th Century Fox for the duration of two contracts, the first between 1948 and 1951 and the second between 1959 and 1961. During that time Lewin penned nine scripts with Norman Panama and seven with Burt Styler. He also wrote two plays with Styler and one book, The Glass Bed, with Panama. Lewin switched to writing teleplays for such series as My Favorite Martian, Gilligan's Island, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents during the '60s. Albert E. Lewin died of heart failure on April 23, 1998; he was 79.

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