Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Andy Lewis Died At 92
Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter, Andy Lewis Died At 92
- Screenwriter Andy Lewis died at 92.
- His long-time partner France Menk revealed he died of natural causes on February 28.
- Lewis had served the American Army's 86th Blackhawk Division in World War II.
- Lewis is survived by his longtime partner Menk, children, and grandchildren.
Andy Lewis, who was nominated for co-writing the 1971 thriller Klute, has passed away at his home in Walpole, New Hampshire of natural causes. He was aged 92.
His long-time partner, France Menk announced his death to the Hollywood Reporter and confirmed he died on 28th February.
Lewis is known for his work in the 1950s and '60s television shows such as Hudson's Bay, Dr. Kildare, The Nurses, 12 O'Clock High, Profiles, F.B.I and The Virginian.
Lewis is best known for co-writing the screenplay Klute with his brother Dave Lewis which won him an Oscar nomination while it won an Oscar for actress Jane Fonda for her role as call girl Bree Daniels.
Born on August 5, 1925, in Lexington, Massachusetts, Lewis served the Army's 86th Blackhawk Division in World War II. He completed his graduation at Harvard University in 1949 after returning from World War.
After graduation, he started his writing career, and after he met then-Massachusetts Senator John F.Kennedy, he began working as a speechwriter for John F.Kennedy and other cabinet members as well. In 1985, Andy started exploring architecture by retiring from writing.
Lewis is survived by his partner, children, their spouses, and grandchildren.