Isobel Lennart

Active - 1942 - 1968  |   Born - May 18, 1915   |   Died - Jan 1, 1971   |   Genres - Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Hollywood screenwriter Isobel Lennart began her career in the early 1940s. She primarily wrote light stories and the occasional drama, sometimes collaborating with other writers. During her career in film, she earned three Academy Award nominations. In 1964, she wrote Funny Girl, which became a major Broadway hit; later she adapted the play for film. Lennart died in a car accident in 1971.

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