Herman J. Mankiewicz biography
Herman J. Mankiewicz was born in New York City on November 7, 1897, and worked as a newspaper correspondent in Germany before serving as a drama editor in his home state. He was also a film producer and screenwriter who penned works like Dinner at Eight and Citizen Kane, for which he won an Academy Award. In his personal life, Mankiewicz struggled with alcoholism. He died on March 5, 1953, in Hollywood, California.