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Arthur Laurents

14 July 1914 to 4 May 2011

A successful librettist, playwright and director on Broadway, Laurents saw his greatest stage successes hit the screen with West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962). He also wrote screenplays including Rope (1948) for Alfred Hitchcock, Anastasia (1956), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), The Way We Were (1973) and The Turning Point (1977).

- Read Arthur Laurents's Guardian obituary.

- Read Arthur Laurents's Telegraph obituary.