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Arthur Laurents Biography
Arthur Laurents (born July 14, 1918) is an American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, librettist and stage director.

He was born in New York City and after studying at Cornell University and a stint in the Army, he began writing scripts for radio, and in 1945 wrote his first play, Home of the Brave, a drama set during World War II. Other plays by Laurents include Time of the Cuckoo, Invitation to a March, The Enclave, and Jolson Sings Again. He also has written the books for several musicals, including West Side Story, Gypsy, Anyone Can Whistle, and Do I Hear a Waltz?, which was based on his play Time of the Cuckoo. Laurents has directed several Broadway productions as well, including the musicals I Can Get It for You Wholesale and La Cage Aux Folles.

Laurents has also written two novels, The Way We Were, and The Turning Point, both of which became successful films for which Laurents wrote the screenplays. He also wrote the screenplays for Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rope, The Snake Pit, and Anastasia.

In 2000 Laurents published a memoir, Original Story By.

Gypsy - 2003
Nick & Nora - 1991
Gypsy - 1989
West Side Story - 1980
The Madwoman of Central Park West - 1979
Gypsy - 1974
Hallelujah, Baby! - 1967
Do I Hear a Waltz? - 1965
West Side Story - 1964
Anyone Can Whistle - 1964
West Side Story - 1960
Gypsy - 1959
West Side Story - 1957

Anyone Can Whistle - 1964
La Cage aux Folles - 1983
The Madwoman of Central Park West - 1979
Gypsy - 1974
I Can Get It for You Wholesale - 1962
Invitation to a March - 1960

Invitation to a March - 1960
A Clearing in the Woods - 1957
The Time of the Cuckoo - 1952
The Bird Cage - 1950
Home of the Brave - 1945
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