Don Mankiewicz

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Don Mankiewicz (born January 20, 1922) is a screenwriter.

Born in Berlin, Germany, he is the son of Sara (Aaronson) and Herman J. Mankiewicz. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for I Want to Live! (1958). Among his many television credits are Ironside, for which he wrote the pilot, the original Star Trek (episode "Court Martial") and the mini-series adaptation of President John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage. His son is screenwriter/producer John Mankiewicz.


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