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Irwin Shaw (né Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff, February 27, 1913 - May 16, 1984) was an American Jewish playwright, screen writer and author. February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity; and often a combination of these attributes. ... A playwright is an author of plays for performance in the theater. ... Screenwriters, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ...


Irwin Shamforoff was born in the Bronx, New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants. Shortly after Irwin's birth, the Shamforoffs moved to Brooklyn, and their family name was changed to Shaw. Irwin spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn. The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ...


Shaw graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1934. During his time at the college, he wrote for a school newspaper. Shaw began screen writing in 1935, at the age of 21. Among other things, he wrote for several radio shows, including Dick Tracy. Brooklyn College of The City University of New York Brooklyn College of The City University of New York is a senior college of the City University of New York. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Old-Time Radio (OTR) and the Golden Age of Radio are phrases used to refer to radio programs mainly broadcast during the 1920s through the late 1950s. ... Dick Tracy USPS stamp Dick Tracy is a popular character in American pop culture. ...


In 1936, Shaw's first play, Bury the Dead, about a group of soldiers killed in a battle, was produced. During the 1940s, Shaw wrote for a number of films, including Talk of the Town (a comedy about civil liberties), The Commandos Strike at Dawn (based on a C.S. Forester story about commandos in occupied Norway) and Easy Living (about a footballer faced with being unable to play due to a medical condition). 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... The Hippodrome is a nightclub on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Leicester Square in London. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the performing arts. ... Civil liberties are protections from the power of governments. ... Cecil Scott Forester is the pen name of Cecil Smith (August 27, 1899 - April 2, 1966), an English novelist whose rose to fame with tales of adventure with military themes, notably the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series (being filmed with Ioan Gruffudd as Horatio Hornblower) about naval warfare during the... The French Navy commando Jaubert storm the Alcyon in a mock assault. ... Easy Living is the name of a film, specifically a screwball comedy of 1937 made by Preston Sturges, starring Jean Arthur. ... An Australian rules football match at the Richmond Paddock, Melbourne, in 1866. ... Medicine on the Web NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Categories: Medicine | Health ...


Shaw enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a warrant officer during World War II. The hugely successful The Young Lions, Shaw's first novel, was published in 1948, based on his experiences in Europe during the war. It was adapted into a film in 1958, however, the film bore little resemblance to the book, which embittered Shaw. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A warrant officer (WO) or a chief warrant officer (CWO) is a member of a military organization, with a rank subordinate to other commissioned officers and senior to noncommissioned officers. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest and most expensive war in history, estimated... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... See also: 1947 in literature, other events of 1948, 1949 in literature, list of years in literature. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shaw's second novel, The Troubled Air, chronicling the rise of McCarthyism, was published in 1951. He was one of the ones who signed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the John Howard Lawson and Dalton Trumbo convictions for contempt of Congress resulting from hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Falsely accused of being a communist by the Red Channels publication, Shaw was placed on the Hollywood blacklist by the movie studio bosses. In 1951 he left the United States and went to Europe where he would live for the next 25 years, mostly in Paris and Switzerland. He later claimed that the blacklist "only glancingly bruised" his career. McCarthyism, named for Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, was a period of intense anti-communism in the United States primarily from 1950 to 1954, when the U.S. government was actively engaged in countering American Communist Party subversion, its leadership, and others suspected of being Communists or Communist sympathizers. ... See also: 1950 in literature, other events of 1951, 1952 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... John Howard Lawson John Howard Lawson was born in New York on 25th September, 1894. ... Dalton Trumbo ( December 9, 1905 - September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist, and a member of the Hollywood Ten, one of group of film professionals who refused to testify before the 1947 House Un-American Activities Committee about alleged communist involvement. ... In the federal law of the United States, contempt of Congress is the crime of obstructing the work of U.S. Congress, with a punishment of up to one year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines. ... The House Committee on Un-American Activities or HUAC (1945-1975) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Red Channels Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television was an anti-communist pamphlet published in the United States. ... Playwright Arthur Miller testifies before HUAC The Hollywood blacklist was a group of mainly film actors, directors, and screenwriters in the late 1940s and early 1950s who were unable to work openly after having been targeted by Hollywood producers who were members of the MPAA after being convicted of contempt... A movie studio is a company which develops, equips and maintains a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


During the 1950s, he wrote several more screenplays, including Desire Under the Elms (based on Eugene O'Neill's play) and Fire Down Below (about a tramp boat in the Caribbean). // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Eugene ONeill Eugene Gladstone ONeill (New York City, October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953 in Boston) was an American playwright. ... Fire Down Below is a 1997 action film in which an EPA agent investigates a Kentucky mine and helps locals stand up for their rights. ... ...


While living in Europe, Shaw wrote more bestselling books, notably Lucy Crown (1956), Two Weeks in Another Town (1960), Rich Man, Poor Man (1970) (which he would later write a less successful sequel to) and Evening in Byzantium (made into a TV movie in 1978). Rich Man, Poor Man was adapted into a highly successful miniseries in 1976. See also: 1955 in literature, other events of 1956, 1957 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1959 in literature, other events of 1960, 1961 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Rich Man, Poor Man was a 1976 American television miniseries based on a 1969 novel by Irwin Shaw. ... See also: 1969 in literature, other events of 1970, 1971 in literature, list of years in literature. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During his life, Irwin Shaw won a number of prestigious awards, including two O. Henry Awards, a National Institute of Arts and Letters grant and three Playboy Awards. An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... The O. Henry Awards are yearly prizes given to short stories of exceptional merit. ... Grant is a family name, and also the name of places and things monetary aid, see Grant (money) Federal grant for U.S. government grants. ...


Irwin Shaw died in Davos, Switzerland. Davos viewed from air Davos (population 13,000) is a town in eastern Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden, on the Landwasser River. ...


External link

  • http://www.biblion.com/litweb/biogs/shaw_irwin.html

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Irwin Shaw was born Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff in Bronx in New York to Jewish immigrants from Russia.
Shaw also served in North Africa and witnessed the liberation of Paris as a member of documentary film unit.
Shaw received several award, including O Henry awards for 'Walking Wounded' (1944) and 'Gunner's Passage' (second prize, 1945), National Institute of Arts and Letters grant (1946), and Playboy award (1964, 1970, 1979).
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