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Encyclopedia > Israel Horovitz

Israel Horovitz (born March 31, 1939 in Wakefield, Massachusetts) is an American playwright and screenwriter. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wakefield is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...

Horovitz has written more than 50 produced plays. The 1982 film Author! Author!, written by Horovitz and directed by Arthur Hiller, is a largely autobiographical account of a playwright dealing with the stress of having his play produced on Broadway while trying to raise a large family. Horovitz greatly admired the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and for his own work often found in Beckett a thematic and stylistic model and inspiration, though seldom approaching the spare richness of the original. A typical Horovitz play often revolves around a symbolic or situational gimmick, resulting in theater that is more clever than brilliant, and more catchy than enduring. Horovitz wrote the screenplay for The Strawberry Statement (1970), a movie adapted from a journalistic novel by James Simon Kunen that deals with the student political unrest of the 1960s; he also appeared in a cameo role in the movie. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Author! Author! is a 1982 film directed by Arthur Hiller, written by Israel Horowitz and starring Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon and Tuesday Weld. ... Arthur Hiller (born November 22, Canadian film maker. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...

Horovitz has five children: film-executive Rachael Horovitz, novelist/film editor Matthew Horovitz, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, and twins Hannah and Oliver Horovitz. His wife is Gillian Adams-Horovitz, former British National Marathon Champion. The Beastie Boys are an American hip hop group from New York City: Brooklyn and Manhattan. ... Adam Horovitz, a. ...

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Horovitz was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, in 1939, and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956.
Horovitz's success as a playwright, screenwriter and director is mirrored in the accomplishments of his five children.
Horovitz's youngest children are twins: Oliver Horovitz, a visual studies major at Harvard, who has already won awards for his films, and has published major articles in Sports Illustrated and other national magazines; and Hannah Horovitz, who is Music Director of radio station WVRK, based at Vassar College.
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Horovitz, the editor of The Jerusalem Report and a British émigré now living in Jerusalem, is a superior writer and an elegant stylist, but there's more to him than polished prose.
Jesner, a 19-year-old Scottish boy in Israel for the year before beginning medical school, was murdered by a suicide bomber on a bus in Tel Aviv on the way to visit relatives for the weekend.
It is a testament to the enduring power of Horovitz’s writing that both of these subjects, which have been overwhelmingly reported on in recent years, radiate a freshness and vigor that make the book, as painful as its subject is, a joy to read.
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