Norman Wexler
American screenwriter
Norman Wexler
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.
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Wellness Wednesday Health Fair May 16 at Spring Hills Cherry Hill
Haddonfield Patch - almost 5 years
Cherry Hill’s New Luxury Senior Community Invites in the Neighborhood    “WELLNESS WEDNESDAY” HEALTH FAIR ON MAY 16 OFFERS EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FREE FITNESS DEMOS, SPA TREATMENTS, SCREENINGS AND MORE AT SPRING HILLS CHERRY HILL LUXURY SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY   ** Wednesday, May 16, 2012 … 1 to 4:30 pm ** Cherry Hill, NJ (May 5, 2012) –  The new Spring Hills Cherry Hill Luxury Senior Living Community  opens their door for neighbors to participate in their first-ever “Wellness Wednesday Health Fair” on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 1 to 4:30 pm.  Spring Hills Cherry Hill is located at 1450 Marlton Pike East (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, an address formerly known as the site of the Sheraton Poste hotel.  This FREE event is devoted to all aspects of wellness for mind, body and spirit and offers guests a wealth of interactive opportunities, from fitness classes to mini spa treatments, blood pressure screenings and tempting fruity treats, all accompanied b ...
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70s Rewind: MANDINGO - Twitch
Google News - over 5 years
The screenplay by Norman Wexler draws from Kyle Onstott's best-selling novel, published in 1957, as well as a play by Jack Kirkland. The novel, running 659 pages, provided a considerable amount of "character and sociological insight," according to one
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Serpico, solo ante la corrupción policial - La República
Google News - over 5 years
Importantes son los nombres detrás de esta producción: Dino de Laurentis como productor; Waldo Salt y Norman Wexler como guionistas que adaptan el libro de Peter Maas sobre la vida real del policía neoyorkino Frank Serpico que dimitió del departamento
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'JOE'; Norman Wexler's Gifts
NYTimes - over 16 years
To the Editor: J. Hoberman's informative, intriguing article tells of John Avildsen, the director of ''Joe,'' and in part of the lesser-known but talented Norman Wexler, the screenwriter. Norman was a mercurial man with an uncanny ear, insight and intellect, which enabled him to succinctly encapsulate a cultural phenomenon in a 90-minute time
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FILM; Off the Hippies: 'Joe' and the Chaotic Summer of '70
NYTimes - over 16 years
THE regime of the summer blockbuster dictates that entertainment build the largest possible consensus. The notion that a movie might succeed by polarizing audiences seems absurd. Thirty summers ago, however, the landscape was quite different. The most talked-about and likely the most profitable movie to open that season was a cheaply made political
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THEATER REVIEW; Singed by a Disco Inferno
NYTimes - over 17 years
THE overture is only a warning. It starts before even a glimpse of scenery, including that model of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with toy cars scuttling across it, is on view and before there is any evidence of human life. Yet somehow the entire experience of ''Saturday Night Fever: The Musical,'' the dreary new stage adaptation of the 1977 movie,
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Paid Notice: Deaths WEXLER, NORMAN
NYTimes - over 17 years
WEXLER-Norman. On August 23, age 73. He died in his home in Washington, D.C. Private services were held Friday at the Plaza Memorial Chapel. He leaves two daughters, Erica and Merin, and a granddaughter, Liana. Gifts can be made in memory to the National Depressive and Manic-Depression Association, 730 N. Franklin, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60610.
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Norman Wexler, 73, Writer Of 'Saturday Night Fever'
NYTimes - over 17 years
Norman Wexler, a playwright and screenwriter whose credits included the scripts for ''Saturday Night Fever'' and ''Serpico,'' died on Monday at his home in Washington. He was 73. The cause was a heart attack, said Jane Kepner, a friend. Raised in Detroit in a blue-collar family, Mr. Wexler had a knack for writing characters with a little dirt under
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FILM: SCHWARZENEGGER'S 'RAW DEAL'
NYTimes - over 30 years
IF he continues to make movies like ''Raw Deal,'' Arnold Schwarzenegger may well become the thinking kid's Sylvester Stallone. ''Raw Deal'' isn't exactly Oscar material. It does nothing for the cause of nonviolence. It will warm the hearts of gun lobbyists everywhere, and its final body count may be even higher than that in Mr. Stallone's
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FILM VIEW; 'STAYING ALIVE' SUCCUMBS TO A HOST OF MISSTEPS
NYTimes - over 33 years
Not even second-rateness comes cheap these days. According to Sylvester Stallone - the co-producer, the co-writer and, all by himself, the director of ''Staying Alive''- the film's principal, though unintentionally hilarious set, which is supposed to represent the set for a serious Broadway dance-musical called ''Satan's Alley,'' cost more than do
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'STAYING ALIVE'
NYTimes - over 33 years
ONLY the presence of John Travolta turns ''Staying Alive'' from an unqualified disaster into a qualified one. Mr. Travolta is able to radiate warmth and sweetness even under the direst of circumstances, which are certainly the ones in which he finds himself here. As directed by Sylvester Stallone, who is also co-writer and coproducer, ''Staying
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'Staying Alive' Revives Travolta
NYTimes - over 33 years
In Los Angeles most people are blase about celebrities. After all, it's not uncommon to spot a star banking at the automatic teller, buying ice cream or working out at the next Nautilus machine. But a few stars still have the power to make the natives restless. Even jaded Angelenos gawk at John Travolta as he dines at one of the city's popular new
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Norman Wexler
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 72
    Early in the morning of August 23, 1999, Wexler died of a heart attack at age 73.
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  • 1998
    Age 71
    His last manic episode November 1998-February 1999 took a toll on his health.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the book Andy Kaufman Revealed, Bob Zmuda, Kaufman's friend and writer, relates his experiences working as an assistant for an extremely eccentric, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, prone to pulling stunts that ranged from the bizarre to the profane. Zmuda refers to the man by the alias Mr X. Mr X's wild antics and boorish behavior are said to have been a major influence in creating Andy Kaufman's iconic alter-ego, the obnoxious lounge lizard Tony Clifton. Though Zmuda does not confirm Mr. X's identity in the book, he did confirm long-standing rumor that it was Wexler on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 38
    Wexler was a sometime playwright. His play The Rope was produced at Cafe La MaMa (NY) in 1965.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1944
    Age 17
    A Detroit native and 1944 Central High School graduate, Wexler attended Harvard University before moving to New York in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details Wexler penned the screenplays for several hit films, most notably Joe, Serpico, Mandingo and Saturday Night Fever. He received Oscar nominations for both Joe and Serpico. He wrote Saturday Night Fever, which generated earnings in excess of $1.2B in today's dollars when both movie and record album sales are counted, more than double U.S. sales of top box office hit Titanic - which had a huge budget and costly special effects. According to Bob Zmuda, Saturday Night Fever made Wexler a wealthy man. He was a much sought-after script doctor, reworking the scripts for Lipstick and The Fan.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born on August 16, 1926.
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