Ernest Lehman


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Ernest Lehman (December 8, 1915 in New York City – July 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California) was an American screenwriter. He received 6 Academy Award nominations during his screenwriting career. In 2001 he received an honorary Oscar for his works, the first screenwriter to receive that honor.

Lehman was born into a wealthy Jewish Long Island family whose fortunes were seriously affected... more »

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  • Brigitta: The women look so beautiful.
    Kurt: I think they look lovely.
    Louisa: You just say that because you're scared of them.
    Kurt: Silly. Only grown-up men are scared of women....
    Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Brigitta (Angela Cartwright), Kurt (Duane Chase), Louisa (Heather Menzies), The Sound of Music, while watc...
  • ''Some of us prefer Austrian voices risen in song to ugly German threats.''
    Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), The Sound of Music, to Herr Zeller (1965).
  • ''I'm Friedrich. I'm fourteen. I'm impossible.''
    Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Friedrich (Nicholas Hammond), The Sound of Music, introducing himself to Maria (Julie Andrews) (1965).
  • ''That's funny. That plane's dustin' crops where they ain't no crops.''
    Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Man on highway (uncredited), North by Northwest, comment to Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant),...
  • ''Maria: When we enter the Abbey, our worldly clothes are given to the poor.
    Colonel Von Trapp: What about this one?
    Maria: The poor didn't want this one.''
    Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Maria (Julie Andrews), Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), The Sound of Music, when she first arrives...
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