Ira Levin

Author’s profile

Name: Ira Levin

Born: 27 August 1929, New York

Died: 12 November 2007, New York

Profession: writer, dramatist, songwriter

Education: Drake University, Horace Mann School, New York University (Philosophy and English Studies)

The first play: ‘No Time For Sergeants’ (1955), adapted from Mac Hyman’s novel

The best-known play: ‘Deathtrap’ (1978)

The first novel: ‘A Kiss Before Dying’ (1953)

The best-known novel: ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (1967)

List of works

Novels:

1. ‘A Kiss Before Dying’ (1953)

2. ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (1967)

3. ‘This Perfect Day’ (1970)

4. The Stepford Wives’ (1972)

5. ‘The Boys From Brazil’ (1976)

6. ‘Silver’ (1991)

7. ‘Son Of Rosemary’ (1997)

Plays:

1. ‘No Time For Sergeants’ (1956)

2. ‘Interlock’ (1958)

3. ‘Critic’s Choice’ (1960)

4. ‘General Seeger’ (1962)

5. ‘Dr. Cook’s Garden’ (1968)

6. ‘Veronica’s Room’ (1974)

7. ‘Deathtrap’ (1978)

8. ‘Break A Leg: A Comedy In Two Acts’ (1981)

9. ‘Cantorial’ (1982)

Musicals:

1. ‘Drat! The Cat!’ (1965)

Numerous works by Ira Levin were made into films.

– ‘Deathtrap’ (in 1982)

– ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (in 1968)

– ‘The Boys From Brazil’ (in 1978)

– ‘The Stepford Wives’ (in 1975 and 2004)

– ‘Silver’ (in 1993)

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