Arthur Laurents

Writer, Producer, Soundtrack

Writer, Producer, Soundtrack


Arthur Laurents was born on July 14, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Levine. He was a writer, known for Rope (1948), The Turning Point (1977) and West Side Story (1961). He died on May 5, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City.
Birth date
1917-07-14
Death date
2011-05-05
Awards
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.

Known For


Rope
Rope
Writer (1948)
The Turning Point
The Turning Point
Writer (1977)
West Side Story
West Side Story
Writer (1961)
The Way We Were
The Way We Were
Writer (1973)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterWest Side Story
(based on the stage play, book by) (post-production)
2021
WriterGypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre
(TV Movie) (book by)
2015
WriterGypsy
(TV Movie) (book)
1993
WriterThe Turning Point
(written by)
1977
WriterThe Way We Were
(written by)
1973
WriterInvitation to a March
(TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
1972
WriterABC Stage 67
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Light Fantastic, or How to Tell Your Past, Present and Maybe Your Future Through Social Dancing (1967) ... (writer)
1967
WriterGypsy
(based upon the stage play: book by)
1962
WriterEr ging an meiner Seite
(TV Movie)
1961
WriterWest Side Story
(book by)
1961
WriterFestival
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Home of the Brave (1961)
1961
WriterPlay of the Week
(TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1961) (story - 1 episode, 1961) - A Clearing in the Woods (1961) ... (play) / (story)
WriterStartime
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - A Clearing in the Woods (1959) ... (story)
1959
WriterBonjour Tristesse
(screenplay)
1958
WriterITV Play of the Week
(TV Series) (play - 1 episode) - Home of the Brave (1957) ... (play)
1957
WriterAnastasia
(screenplay)
1956
WriterSummertime
(based on the original play "The Time of the Cuckoo")
1955
WriterAnna Lucasta
(screenplay)
1949
WriterHome of the Brave
(play)
1949
WriterCaught
(screenplay)
1949
WriterThe Snake Pit
(contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
1948
WriterRope
(screenplay)
1948
WriterWalk with Me
(TV Movie)
1946
RoleTitleYear
ProducerThe Turning Point
(producer)
1977
ProducerABC Stage 67
(TV Series) (producer - 1 episode) - The Light Fantastic, or How to Tell Your Past, Present and Maybe Your Future Through Social Dancing (1967) ... (producer)
1967
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe Making of 'West Side Story'
(TV Movie documentary) ("West Side Story")
1985
SoundtrackBonjour Tristesse
(lyrics: "Bonjour Tristesse")
1958
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewParagraph 175
(Documentary) (funding provided by)
2000
RoleTitleYear
ThanksTying the Knot
(Documentary) (generous funder)
2004
ThanksThe Way We Were: Looking Back
(Video documentary) (the producers wish to thank)
1999
ThanksGreat Performances
(TV Series) (with appreciation to - 1 episode) - Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music (1993) ... (with appreciation to)
1993
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe Needs of Kim Stanley
(Documentary) (filming) Self
SelfUntitled Budd Schulberg Project
(Documentary) (filming) Self
SelfBroadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2013
SelfThe Legacy Project
(TV Series documentary) Self - Arthur Laurents with David Saint (2011) ... Self
2011
SelfMr. Prince
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2009
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (2009) ... Self - Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002) ... Self - Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note (1998) ... Self
1998-2009
SelfHollywood contra Franco
(Documentary) Self
2008
SelfThe 62nd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2008
SelfWords and Music by Jerry Herman
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfCharacter Studies
(TV Series) Self - Rose (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfBroadway: The American Musical
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004) ... Self - Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004) ... Self
2004
SelfBroadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There
(Documentary) Self
2003
SelfWest Side Memories
(Video documentary) Self
2003
SelfRescued from the Closet
(Video documentary) Self
2001
Self'Rope' Unleashed
(Video documentary short) Self
2001
SelfReputations
(TV Series documentary) Self - Screenwriter - Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999) ... Self - Screenwriter
1999
SelfThe Way We Were: Looking Back
(Video documentary) Self - Screenwriter
1999
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Screenwriter / Self - Anastasia: Her True Story (1997) ... Self - Screenwriter - Gypsy Rose Lee: Naked Ambition (1996) ... Self
1996-1997
SelfThe Celluloid Closet
(Documentary) Self
1995
SelfWorking in the Theatre
(TV Series documentary) Self - Production: Gypsy & Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1990) ... Self - Production: La Cage Aux Folles (1983) ... Self
1983-1990
SelfGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfThe Making of La Cage Aux Folles
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1985
SelfThe 38th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1984
SelfThe 50th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1978
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.177 (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfCamera Three
(TV Series) Self - Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965) ... Self - Episode dated 25 April 1965 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfThe David Susskind Show
(TV Series) Self - This Year on Broadway (1959) ... Self
1959
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageBroadway: Beyond the Golden Age
(Documentary) Self
2018
Archive footageThe Orange British Academy Film Awards
(TV Special) Self - Memorial Tribute
2012
Archive footageThe 65th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Memorial Tribute
2011