Stanley Mann

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Stanley Mann
Born (1928-08-08)August 8, 1928
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died January 11, 2016(2016-01-11) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter

Stanley Mann (August 8, 1928 – January 11, 2016) was a Canadian-born film and television writer. Born in Toronto,[1] he began his writing career in 1951, and was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 1965 film The Collector,[2] based on the John Fowles novel of the same title.[3] In 1957 he penned an adaptation of Death of a Salesman for television. Of his better-known credits are Eye of the Needle (1981) and the 1984 fantasy/adventure Conan the Destroyer. He appeared in two of the titles, Firestarter and Meteor.[4]

He was married to Florence Wood in the 1950s, while living and working in London, England.[5] Following their divorce in 1959, Wood married novelist Mordecai Richler,[5] who adopted Mann's son Daniel.[6]

He died on January 11, 2016.[7]

Partial filmography[edit]


  • Meteor (1979) - Canadian Representative
  • Firestarter (1984) - Motel Owner (Last appearance)

See also[edit]

His full credits are available on the IMDB website. [2]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Popculture website - accessed Jan 2011
  3. ^ IMDB website
  4. ^ IMDB website - accessed Jan 2011
  5. ^ a b Reinhold Kramer, Mordecai Richler: Leaving St Urbain. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008. ISBN 9780773577954.
  6. ^ "The Apprenticeship of Daniel Richler". Ryerson Review of Journalism, Spring 1987.
  7. ^ Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Stanley Mann Dies at 87