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Ernest Lehman

Born: Dec 8, 1915

Death: Jul 2, 2005

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Ernest Lehman

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1915
Date of Death : Jul 2, 2005
Birth Place : New York City

Ernest Paul Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received six Academy Award nominations during his career, without a single win. At the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001, he received an Honorary Academy Award for his ingenious and influential works for the screen that has inspired new generations of screenwriters and captivated filmmakers, actors, film critics, and audiences by the beauty of his screenwriting. He was the first screenwriter to receive that honor. The award was presented to him by friend and The Sound of Music star Julie Andrews.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director

Also known as

  • Ernie
  • Ernest Paul Lehman


  • Jacqueline Shapiro
  • Laurie Sherman


  • Roger Lehman
  • Alan Lehman
  • Jonathan Maxwell Lehman

Awards Won

  • Academy Honorary Award
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Comedy
  • Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical
  • Writers Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
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