Wexler, Norman

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Name
Wexler, Norman Gender: M
born on 6 August 1926 at 23:35 (= 11:35 PM )
Place New Bedford, Massachusetts, 41n38, 70w56
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 13°53' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°11 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 15°25'



Biography

American writer, a playwright and screenwriter whose credits included the screenplays for "Mandigo" and "Saturday Night Fever."

Raised in Detroit in a blue-collar family, Wexler had a knack for digging to the core of gritty characters. His script for "Serpico" was nominated for an Academy Award in 1973. Four years later he won more plaudits for his script for "Saturday Night Fever," the film that made John Travolta a star. After graduating from Harvard, Wexler moved to New York in 1951 to work in advertising. By the mid-1960s he was writing plays, several of which were produced in New York and at regional theaters. His film career took off in 1970 with "Joe," which was a hit with audiences and earned an Oscar nomination.

Diagnosed as manic-depressive, Wexler was jailed in 1972 for making threats against Richard Nixon. Mental illness shadowed his career as he grew older. His last play was a comedy, "Forgive Me, Forgive Me," produced in Los Angeles. A resident of Greenwich, CT, Wexler moved to Washington DC in 1997.

On 8/23/1999, 6:30 AM, Wexler suffered a fatal heart attack, Washington DC.

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Events

  • Work : Gain social status 1970 (Oscar nomination)
  • Work : Gain social status 1973 (Oscar nomination)
  • Death by Disease 23 August 1999 at 06:30 AM in Washington, DC (Age 73 +17 days)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Shelley Ackerman quotes him 2/1998

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Attack, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness (Hampered his career)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Advertising (Worked in ad field)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Award winning screen plays)

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