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Irwin Shaw

Born: Feb 27, 1913

Death: May 16, 1984

Birthplace: The Bronx

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Irwin Shaw

Date of Birth : Feb 27, 1913
Date of Death : May 16, 1984
Birth Place : The Bronx

Irwin Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for two of his novels: The Young Lions, about the fate of three soldiers during World War II, made into a film of the same name starring Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, and Rich Man, Poor Man, about the fate of three siblings after World War II, that was made into a popular miniseries starring Nick Nolte. Though Shaw's work received widespread critical acclaim, the success of his commercial fiction ultimately diminished his literary reputation.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Playwright
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff


  • Will Shaw
  • Rose Shaw


  • Marian Edwards


  • Adam Shaw
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