Irwin Shaw
Date of Birth
Feb 27, 1913
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY


Versatile writer Irwin Shaw has penned plays, novels, and screenplays. Born in Brooklyn to Russian immigrants, he began his career writing episodes for such radio series as "Dick Tracy." He made his debut as a playwright and screenwriter in 1936 and continued writing scripts alone or in collaboration until the early '60s. In 1948, Shaw earned international success with his novel The Young Lions....