Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman

Highest Rated: 98% Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Lowest Rated: 31% From the Terrace (1960)

Birthday: Dec 8, 1915

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Born and raised in New York City, Ernest Lehman worked as a publicity writer for The Hollywood Reporter columnist Irving Hoffman and utilized his experience in scripting Alexander Mackendrick's "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957). Though the screenplay bears the stamp of Lehman's co-writer Clifford Odets, this dark and cruel tale originated as a story published by Lehman in Cosmopolitan (1951). This and other stories, one of which became Allan Dwan's "The Inside Story" (1948), brought him to the attention of Hollywood, where he settled in 1953.

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63% 64% Sabrina Writer $51.6M 1995
92% 62% Family Plot Writer - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portnoy's Complaint Director,
Producer
- 1972
45% 76% Hello, Dolly! Producer - 1969
96% 91% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Writer,
Producer
- 1966
83% 91% The Sound of Music Writer $109.0K 1965
50% 67% The Prize Screenwriter - 1963
92% 84% West Side Story Writer - 1961
31% 57% From the Terrace Screenwriter - 1960
97% 94% North by Northwest Writer - 1959
98% 92% Sweet Smell of Success Screenwriter - 1957
85% 86% Somebody Up There Likes Me Screenwriter - 1956
93% 83% The King and I Writer - 1956
93% 89% Sabrina Writer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Story Writer - 1948