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Irwin Shaw

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Born Feb 27, 1913

Irwin Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for his novel The Young Lions (1948) about the fate of three soldiers during World War II that was made into a film starring Marlon Brando. Though Shaw's work received widespread critical acclaim, the success of his commercial fiction ultimately diminished his literary reputation.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1913 Birth Born on February 27, 1913.

TWENTIES

1934 21 Years Old He spent most of his youth in Brooklyn, where he graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1934.
1935 22 Years Old Shaw began screenwriting in 1935 at the age of 21, and scripted for several radio shows, including Dick Tracy, The Gumps and Studio One. … Read More

THIRTIES

1948 35 Years Old Shaw enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a warrant officer during World War II. The Young Lions, Shaw's first novel, was published in 1948. … Read More
1950 37 Years Old Shaw married Marian Edwards (daughter of well known screen actor Snitz Edwards.) They had one son, Adam Shaw, born in 1950, himself a writer of magazine articles and non-fiction. … Read More
1951 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Shaw's second novel, The Troubled Air, chronicling the rise of McCarthyism, was published in 1951. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1980 67 Years Old His novel Top of the Hill was made into a TV movie about the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980, starring Wayne Rogers, Adrienne Barbeau, and Sonny Bono. … Read More
1984 71 Years Old Shaw died in Davos, Switzerland on May 16, 1984, aged 71, after undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
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