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Also Known As: Died: June 26, 2003
Born: February 4, 1937 Cause of Death: massive stroke
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, playwright, magazine writer, print editor

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A former magazine editor Newman wrote some fine screenplays in collaboration with director Robert Benton, including "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), "What's Up, Doc?" (also with Buck Henry) and "Still of the Night" (1982). Newman's best known work includes the "Superman" trilogy (written in part with his wife, Leslie), the first of which, at least, displayed a degree of ironic humor. He also wrote Michael Jackson's popular music video, "Moonwalker" (in which not the faintest trace of irony has, to date, been detected.)

A former magazine editor Newman wrote some fine screenplays in collaboration with director Robert Benton, including "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), "What's Up, Doc?" (also with Buck Henry) and "Still of the Night" (1982). Newman's best known work includes the "Superman" trilogy (written in part with his wife, Leslie), the first of which, at least, displayed a degree of ironic humor. He also wrote Michael Jackson's popular music video, "Moonwalker" (in which not the faintest trace of irony has, to date, been detected.)

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1960:
Editor of ESQUIRE magazine
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Co-wrote (with Robert Benton) "Man Talk" column in MADEMOISELLE
1966:
First play produced, the musical "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman"
1967:
First screenplay (written with Robert Benton), "Bonnie and Clyde"
1969:
Contributed sketches to the long-running "Oh, Calcutta"
1978:
Co-wrote screeplay for "Superman" with Robert Benton, Mario Puzo and Leslie Newman
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Education

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor , Michigan - 1958
University of Michigan: Ann Arbor , Michigan - 1959

Notes

Not to be confused with composer David Newman.

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wife:
Leslie Harris Newman. Screenwriter. Co-wrote "Superman" trilogy with Newman.

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father:
Herman Newman. Clothing manufacturer.
mother:
Rose Newman. Bookkeeper.
son:
Nathan Newman.
daughter:
Catherine Newman.
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"Extremism: A Non Book" Viking

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