Ernest Lehman

Writer, Producer, Soundtrack

Writer, Producer, Soundtrack


One of the most critically and commercially successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, Lehman grew up on Long Island, graduated from NY's City College. One of his first jobs was as a copywriter for a Broadway publicist. This experience would later be reflected in his novel and screenplay, "Sweet Smell of Success." He also worked as a radio ...
Birth date
1915-12-08
Death date
2005-07-02
Awards
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations.

Known For


Sabrina
Sabrina
Writer (1954)
North by Northwest
North by Northwest
Writer (1959)
West Side Story
West Side Story
Writer (1961)
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Writer (1965)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterSabrina
(earlier screenplay)
1995
WriterThe 62nd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) (written by)
1990
WriterThe French Atlantic Affair
(TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by - 3 episodes) - Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (based on the novel by) - Episode #1.2 (1979) ... (based on the novel by) - Episode #1.1 (1979) ... (based on the novel by)
1979
WriterBlack Sunday
(screenplay by)
1977
WriterFamily Plot
(screenplay)
1976
WriterPortnoy's Complaint1972
WriterSen bir meleksin
(story)
1969
WriterHello, Dolly!
(written for the screen by)
1969
WriterWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(screenplay)
1966
WriterThe Sound of Music
(screenplay)
1965
WriterThe Prize
(screenplay)
1963
WriterWest Side Story
(screenplay by)
1961
WriterFrom the Terrace
(screenplay)
1960
WriterNorth by Northwest
(written by)
1959
WriterTV de Vanguarda
(TV Series) (play - 1 episode) - Coluna de Escândalos (1957) ... (play)
1957
WriterSweet Smell of Success
(novelette) / (screenplay)
1957
WriterPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) (novelette - 1 episode) - The Comedian (1957) ... (novelette)
1957
WriterSomebody Up There Likes Me
(screenplay)
1956
WriterThe King and I
(screenplay)
1956
WriterLux Video Theatre
(TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode) - The Inside Story (1955) ... (original screenplay)
1955
WriterThe Ford Television Theatre
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Slide, Darling, Slide (1954) ... (story)
1954
WriterSabrina
(written for the screen by)
1954
WriterExecutive Suite
(screen play)
1954
WriterThe Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
(TV Series) (1 episode) - The Unguarded Moment (1949)
1949
WriterThe Inside Story
(story)
1948
RoleTitleYear
ProducerPortnoy's Complaint
(producer)
1972
ProducerHello, Dolly!
(producer)
1969
ProducerWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(producer - uncredited)
1966
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackStewie Griffin: The Untold Story
(Video) (lyrics: "I Have Confidence" - uncredited)
2005
SoundtrackThe Sound of Music
(lyrics: "I Have Confidence" (1965) - uncredited)
1965
RoleTitleYear
DirectorPortnoy's Complaint1972
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon
(Video documentary) (sincere appreciation)
1994
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) ... Self
2004
SelfThe 73rd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Honorary Award Recipient
2001
SelfDestination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest'
(Video documentary short) Self
2000
SelfReputations
(TV Series documentary) Self - Screenwriter, North By Northwest - Hitch: Alfred the Auteur (1999) ... Self - Screenwriter, North By Northwest - Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999) ... Self - Screenwriter, North By Northwest
1999
SelfAFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1998
SelfIntimate Portrait
(TV Series documentary) Self - Audrey Hepburn (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfThe Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon
(Video documentary) Self
1994
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock
(TV Special documentary) Self
1979
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageOnce in a Lew Moon
(Documentary) Self
2015
Archive footageThe 78th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Memorial Tribute
2006