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Also Known As: Died: July 21, 1990
Born: Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, playwright, novelist

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Former radio and TV writer with a facility for light, romantic comedy. Shapiro enjoyed a number of feature successes in the late 1950s and 60s, writing vehicles for stars Cary Grant, David Niven and Rock Hudson and Doris Day ("Pillow Talk" 1959). He co-wrote both "Bedtime Story" (1964) with Marlon Brando and David Niven, and its 1988 remake, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine.

Former radio and TV writer with a facility for light, romantic comedy. Shapiro enjoyed a number of feature successes in the late 1950s and 60s, writing vehicles for stars Cary Grant, David Niven and Rock Hudson and Doris Day ("Pillow Talk" 1959). He co-wrote both "Bedtime Story" (1964) with Marlon Brando and David Niven, and its 1988 remake, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine.

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