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Wolf Mankowitz
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Born in Bethnal Green, London
Born on 7th of October 1924
Died on 20th of May 1998

Mankowitz, of Russian Jewish descent, was educated at Downing College, Cambridge. His writing career took off with his novel (later filmed) A Kid for Two Farthings, and he wrote several plays that enjoyed moderate success, but it is as a scriptwriter that he will be remembered, working most notably on (the 1967) Casino Royale, Expresso Bongo, and The Millionairess.

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