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Ira Levin

26 August 1929 to 12 November 2007

A novelist and playwright whose work was frequently adapted for the big screen, Levin’s first literary success came with A Kiss Before Dying, filmed in 1956 and 1991. Other cinematic adaptations of his work include Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Stepford Wives (1972), The Boys From Brazil (1978) and Deathtrap (1982).

*Read Ira Levin's Times obituary