Knowledge Identifier: +George_Axelrod
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1922.
Countries: United States (93%), Austria (7%)
Linked to: Jews
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Axelrod was one of the best paid writers in Hollywood, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
He said he contributed to or collaborated on more than 400 TV and radio scripts and wrote for top comedians, including Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin before earning breakout success with his 1952 stage comedy, "The Seven Year Itch", a risque social satire about a middle-class man who has an affair while his wife and children are on vacation
The Seven Year Itch - "'The Seven Year Itch"' is a 1955 American romantic comedy film based on a three-act play with the same name by George Axelrod
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the movie was taken out of circulation and wasn't re-released until 1988, when it became a box office hit and was deemed by critics to be a classic of American cinema