Wolf Mankowitz

1924 - 1998

Playwright, screenwriter and novelist Wolf Mankowitz was one of Britain's most prolific and successful writers. Once dubbed "the rising hope of British musical theatre," he lived an extravagant lifestyle, which included three luxury homes, although he was frequently in trouble with the taxman.Born in London's East End, his father Solomon was a Russian émigré who ran a second hand books stall. Educated at East Ham Grammar School he won a scholarship to Downing College, Cambridge where he edited an undergraduate magazine and worked in a bookshop part time.After leaving Cambridge he wrote several books about pottery and porcelain (his first love) before writing Make Me An Offer (1952). A success, it was later adapted for television and a film (1954) and a West End musical. One of his most memorable films A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) followed in 1953.He wrote screenplays of his own novels as well as The Millionairess (1960), The Waltz of the Toreadors, Casino Royale (1967), Black Beauty

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