I.A.L. Diamond Biography

Screenwriter (1920–1988)
I.A.L. Diamond was a screenwriter who worked with director Billy Wilder on films like Some Like it Hot and Irma La Douce, winning an Oscar for The Apartment.


Born Itek Dommnici in Ungheni, Romania, on June 27, 1920, I.A.L. Diamond became an academic champ in the U.S. He eventually made his way to Hollywood and was a prolific screenwriter from the 1950s through the '70s. He collaborated with director Billy Wilder on film comedies like Some Like it Hot (1959); Kiss Me, Stupid (1964); and Avanti! (1972), with both winning a writing Academy Award for The Apartment (1960). Diamond died on April 21, 1988.

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