George Axelrod

George Axelrod


George Axelrod, the playwright, director and screenwriter who penned the American stage comedy, The Seven Year Itch, which popularized that term and became a film hit, died June 21, 2003, in his sleep at home in Los Angeles. Mr. Axelrod was 81, and penned the Broadway plays The Seven Year Itch (1952), Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1955), which he also directed; and Goodbye Charlie (1959), which he also directed. He also penned the sketches to a musical revue called Small Wonder (1948), and directed and produced Broadway shows, including 1957's Visit to a Small Planet (producer), 1966's The Star-Spangled Girl (director), and 1958's Once More, With Feeling (director).

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  • Born: Jun 9, 1922 in New York, New York
  • Death: Jun 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California

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