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Andy Lewis

  • Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Birthday: August 25
Date of passing: 
February 28, 2018

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Andy Lewis was an American screenwriter.

Lewis was best known for co-writing the screenplay for the 1971 thriller Klute, which received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.

Lewis worked odd jobs to support his early writing career, getting his break when he was offered a TV writing job for Omnibus. While working on a segment, he met Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, and soon picked up speechwriting opportunities for JFK and several cabinet members.

Andy Lewis was an American screenwriter.

Lewis was best known for co-writing the screenplay for the 1971 thriller Klute, which received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.

Lewis worked odd jobs to support his early writing career, getting his break when he was offered a TV writing job for Omnibus. While working on a segment, he met Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, and soon picked up speechwriting opportunities for JFK and several cabinet members.

In the 1950s and ‘60s, Lewis wrote for such shows as Dr. Kildare, 12 O’Clock High, Judd for the Defense, The Virginian, The F.B.I., Lancer, and Medical Center.

Lewis retired from writing in 1985 (he wrote just one screenplay after Klute that made it to the screen, a 1974 telefilm starring Shelley Winters) and devoted the remainder of his life to architecture. In 1959, he and noted American architect Carl Koch had written At Home With Tomorrow, a book about prefabricated housing.

Lewis died February 28, 2018, in Walpole, New Hampshire. He was 92.

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