|Died||February 4, 2023 (aged 97)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Writer, producer, songwriter, actor|
Arnold Schulman (August 11, 1925 – February 4, 2023) was an American playwright, screenwriter, producer, songwriter and novelist. He was a stage actor long associated with the American Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio.
Born to a Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Schulman attended the University of North Carolina where he took writing courses. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and in 1946 came to New York City, where he began to write in earnest. He studied playwriting with Robert Anderson (Tea and Sympathy) in classes at New York's American Theatre Wing, scripted for television during the early 1950s, making a transition to Hollywood films in 1957.
Schulman died at his Santa Monica home on February 4, 2023, at the age of 97.
Schulman received Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay for Love with the Proper Stranger in 1963 and for Best Adapted Screenplay for Goodbye, Columbus in 1969. He also received three Writers Guild nominations for Best Screenplay for Wild Is the Wind, A Hole in the Head and Love with the Proper Stranger, and a Writers Guild award for Goodbye, Columbus. He was also the recipient of a Humanitas Prize award in 1994 for his work on And the Band Played On.
Schulman was credited as the screenwriter of Players, although the script was rewritten without his consent, and by contract he wasn't able to take his name off.