May 7, 1910
|Died||January 21, 2003
New York City, U.S.
|Residence||Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.|
|Occupation||Talent scout, philanthropist|
Irene Diamond was born Irene Levine was born on May 7, 1910.
Diamond was an assistant editor for Warner Brothers in their story division. During a 25-year collaboration with producer Hal B. Wallis, she made recommendations on many scripts, including The Maltese Falcon and Dark Victory. In 1941 she read an unproduced play titled Everybody Comes to Rick's, by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. After she persuaded Wallis to purchase the script for $20,000, he retitled it and produced the film Casablanca.
Diamond died on January 21, 2003 in New York City.
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