Lawrence B. Marcus

Active - 1950 - 1983  |   Born - Jan 1, 1917   |   Died - Aug 28, 2001   |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Jason Buchanan

An Oscar-nominated screenwriter whose career spanned more than half a decade and included such credits as Dark City (1950), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and The Stunt Man (1980), Lawrence B. Marcus also worked successfully in television, where he would garner three Emmy nominations.

Born in Utah and raised in Chicago, Marcus began his writing career in the Air Force during WWII. Later working with such luminaries as Billy Wilder on Prosecution, he also earned a director credit for the 1955 short Link in the Chain. Working as an adjunct professor of screenwriting at N.Y.U. during the 1980s, Marcus worked in television for most of that decade, with his last credit being 1984's Threesome.

Following an extended struggle with Parkinson's Disease, Marcus died on August 28, 2001, at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 84.

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