David Newman (screenwriter)

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David Newman
Born (1937-02-04)February 4, 1937
New York City
Died June 26, 2003(2003-06-26) (aged 66)
New York City
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation screenwriter
Years active 1965–2003
Spouse(s) Leslie Newman (1958–2003; his death; 2 children)

David Newman (February 4, 1937 – June 27, 2003) was an American screenwriter. From the late 1960s through the early 1980s he frequently collaborated with Robert Benton. He was married to fellow writer Leslie Newman, with whom he had two children, until the time of his death. He died in 2003 of conditions from a stroke.[1]


Newman studied at the University of Michigan. He went to work at Esquire magazine where he met Robert Benton. The two of them wrote Bonnie and Clyde which made them highly in demand in Hollywood.[2]

When Benton became a director, Newman started collaborating with his wife Leslie.[3]

Writing Credits


  1. Obituary at New York Times accessed 26 Oct 2014
  2. Mikael Colville-Andersen (October 1, 1998). "New York Conversation - David Newman at Hotel Chelsea". Retrieved December 21, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "With the Walkout Over, Writers David and Leslie Newman Strike Up 'Superman III'" By Fred Bernstein People Magazine July 27, 1981 accessed 26 Oct 2014

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