Arthur Laurent’s Obituary

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Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director

 

 

 

Laurents, who won two Tony Awards, wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Gypsy.’ His screen credits include ‘The Way We Were’ and ‘Rope.’

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2011

 

Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals “West Side Story” and “Gypsy” and later wrote the hit movies “The Way We Were” and “The Turning Point,” died Thursday. He was believed to be 93.

 

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