Jerome Lawrence

Jerome Lawrence, the playwright known for Auntie Mame, Inherit the Wind, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail and First Monday in October, all collaborations with fellow writer Robert E. Lee, died Feb. 29, 2004, at his home in Malibu, California, according to The New York Times. Mr. Lawrence was 88 and leaves behind 39 works co-written with Lee, including librettos for Dear World and Mame. Lee died in 1994.

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  • Born: Jul 14, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Death: Feb 29, 2004 in Malibu, California