June 27, 2003 by

David Newman


Categories: Hollywood, Writers/Editors

David Newman, an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, died Thursday after suffering a massive stroke. He was 66.
Newman wrote many screenplays, including “Sheena,” “Santa Claus: The Movie,” and “What’s Up, Doc?” He collaborated with his wife, Leslie Newman, on the “Superman” films, and with director Robert Benton to write the 1967 film, “Bonnie and Clyde,” which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best screenplay.
Newman also won the New York Film Critics Award, the National Society of Film Critics Award and three Writers Guild of America Awards.

2 Responses to David Newman

  1. bob hillman

    Dear Leslie,
    I was very sad to learn belatedly of David’s death. I was thinking about him and realized that I did not know your current address. then I came across the sad news on the Internet. I hope that you are doing well. I have nothing but fond memories of the brief time we spent together at Michigan.

  2. Paula Peisach Rodgers

    Dear Leslie,
    I was very sad and surprised to hear that David passed away. My mom, Ruth Peisach Schepper, just learned of his passing yesterday. I’m sure it has been a hard year for you. I had tried to phone him last fall, not knowing of this, and your Manhatten number was disconnected. Please send me your e-mail address. I would love to continue this, but not on public domain.
    With fond thoughts of David and sadness in my heart:
    Paula Peisach Rodgers
    (Aunt Gertie/Uncle Charlie’s grand-daughter)

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