Person Detail: David Shaw
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|Full Name: David Shaw|
(1916-2007)Stage and Screen Writer. David Shaw, the brother of Irwin Shaw (writer)was a Tony-Award-winning writer and also wrote scripts for many highly regared shows of television's golden age (for example "Playhouse 90" and "Studio One"). For the cinema, Shaw worte the screenplay for "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium." Shaw served with the Army Air Corps in North Africa and the Mediterranean during World War II.
David Shaw was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 27, 1916. Shaw was born Samuel David Shamforoff but the family Americanized its surname to Shaw when David was a teenager.
Play- Tony Award winner for best musical in 1959. Co-written with Herbert & Dorothy Fields and Sidney Sheldon.
Book for Broadway musical comedy
David Shaw died in Beverly Hills, California, on July 27, 2007. He was 90.