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Arthur Laurents

b. 14 July 1918, New York, USA. A distinguished stage director, author and screenwriter, Laurents has enjoyed equal success in both the musical and legitimate theatre. His parents did not approve of his early ambitions to be a playwright, and young Laurents went alone to New York theatres in the Depression-hit early 30s. He made his name as the author of plays such as Home Of The Brave (1945) and The Time Of The Cuckoo (1952), before writing the libretto for the landmark musical West Side Story (1957).… Show more

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TCM Presents West Side Story (2011)
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The Celluloid Closet (1996)
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The Turning Point (1977)
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The Way We Were (1973)
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The Way We Were (1973)
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West Side Story (1961)
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West Side Story (1961)
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Anastasia (1956)
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Anastasia (1956) (1956)
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Summertime (1955) (1955)
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Caught (1949) (1949)
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The Turning Point (1977)
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A War in Hollywood
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Bonjour tristesse
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