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Screenwriter Ernest Lehman Dies

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Jul 07, 2005 | 8:22am EDT

Six-time Oscar nominee Ernest Lehman has died after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles.

The revered screenwriter, who penned classics like Sweet Smell of Success, West Side Story and The Sound of Music, was 89.

The New Yorker picked up five Writers Guild awards in his lifetime and also wrote acclaimed short stories for publications like Esquire and Cosmopolitan.

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