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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''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),...
''The three of you together. Now that's a picture only Charles Addams could draw.''Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), North by Northwest, At an auction, Thornhill confronts Phil...
I wonder what subtle form of manslaughter is next on the program. Am I to be dropped into a vat of molten steel and become part of a new skyscraper, or are you going to ask this female to kiss me agai...Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), North by Northwest, Thornhill is speaking sarcastically to ...