I A L Diamond

Screenwriter, Producer
Immigrated to the USA (Brooklyn) at age 9, adding the decorative initials to his name some time later. Diamond moved to Hollywood in 1941, working on mostly unexceptional films before teaming up with Billy Wilder for ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1920 in Romania

Filmography

Writer (23)

Buddy Buddy 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fedora 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Front Page 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Avanti! 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cactus Flower 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fortune Cookie 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Irma la Douce 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One, Two, Three 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Apartment 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Some Like It Hot 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love in the Afternoon 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

That Certain Feeling 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monkey Business 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Something For the Birds 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Let's Make It Legal 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Nest 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl From Jones Beach 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Always Together 1946 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)

(From Story)

Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (7)

Fedora 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Fortune Cookie 1966 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Irma la Douce 1963 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

One, Two, Three 1961 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Apartment 1960 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Some Like It Hot 1959 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Immigrated to the USA (Brooklyn) at age 9, adding the decorative initials to his name some time later. Diamond moved to Hollywood in 1941, working on mostly unexceptional films before teaming up with Billy Wilder for "Love in the Afternoon" (1957). He became Wilder's co-writer of choice (taking the place of Charles Brackett), with the team turning out consistently incisive, outstanding comedies through the director's last film, "Buddy, Buddy" (1981).

Relationships

Barbara Bentley

Wife
Married from 1945 until Diamond's death in 1988

Ann Diamond

Daughter

Paul Diamond

Son

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York
Attended on scholarship; editor of the Columbia Daily Spectator; staged several revues

Columbia University

New York , New York
Attended on scholarship; editor of the Columbia Daily Spectator; staged several revues

Boys High School

New York , New York

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