Herman J. Mankiewicz

Herman Jacob Mankiewicz ( born November 7, 1897 in New York City; † March 5, 1953 in Hollywood, California ) was a German -born Hollywood screenwriter.


Herman Jacob Mankiewicz was the first child of the Berlin-born and in 1892 emigrated to the United States Francis Mankiewicz and his wife Johanna Blumenau. He studied at Columbia University and in Berlin. During his time in Germany he began working as a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune; later he also worked for the New York Times. As he walked back to the U.S., he began his career on Broadway as a theater critic and then went to Hollywood to work as a screenwriter. He won an Oscar for co- starring Orson Welles in his film Citizen Kane. Mankiewicz was the older brother of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, his nephew worked as a screenwriter and director.

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