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Norman Wexler

Screenwriter
Male
Born Aug 16, 1926

Norman Wexler was a screenwriter whose work included such films as Saturday Night Fever, Serpico and Joe, for which he received an Oscar nomination in 1971. A Detroit native and 1944 Central High School graduate, Wexler attended Harvard University before moving to New York in 1951.… Read More

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  • Wellness Wednesday Health Fair May 16 At Spring Hills Cherry Hill
    Haddonfield Patch - May 04, 2012
  • 70s Rewind: Mandingo Twitch
    Google News - Aug 13, 2011
  • Serpico, Solo Ante La Corrupción Policial La República
    Google News - Aug 07, 2011
  • 'joe'; Norman Wexler's Gifts
    NYTimes - Aug 13, 2000

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CHILDHOOD

1926 Birth Born on August 16, 1926.

TEENAGE

1944 17 Years Old A Detroit native and 1944 Central High School graduate, Wexler attended Harvard University before moving to New York in 1951. … Read More

THIRTIES

1965 38 Years Old Wexler was a sometime playwright. His play The Rope was produced at Cafe La MaMa (NY) in 1965.

FORTIES

1972 45 Years Old He was reported to have suffered from severe mental illness, reportedly bipolar disorder, and was arrested in 1972 for threatening to shoot President Richard Nixon. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1998 71 Years Old His last manic episode November 1998-February 1999 took a toll on his health.
1999 73 Years Old Early in the morning of August 23, 1999, Wexler died of a heart attack at age 73.
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