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Overview (3)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Seattle, Washington, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameAlvin Supowitz

Mini Bio (1)

Alvin Sargent was born on April 12, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alvin Supowitz. He is known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), Ordinary People (1980) and Paper Moon (1973). He was married to Laura Ziskin and Joan Camden. He died on May 9, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Spouse (2)

Laura Ziskin (2010 - 12 June 2011) ( her death)
Joan Camden (15 August 1953 - 1975) ( divorced)

Trivia (9)

Ex-brother-in-law of Geraldine Brooks and Norma Crane.
Younger brother of Herbert Sargent.
Although he is an award-winning screenwriter, he is known to take his time writing his scripts. He took over a year to write the screenplay to Ordinary People (1980).
He and Laura Ziskin married in 2010 after living together for over 25 years.
He has two daughters from his first marriage: Amanda and Jennifer.
He was quoted as saying, "When I die, I'm going to have written on my tombstone: 'Finally, a plot.'".
Attended Upper Darby High School (outside Philadelphia) but dropped out during World War II to join the U.S. Navy. After the war, Sargent moved to Los Angeles and waited tables, delivered for a clothing company and drove props around for CBS.
Briefly acted at The Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, subsequently becoming an ad salesman for Variety.
Son of Esther (Kadansky) and Isaac Supowitz. His grandparents were all Russian Jewish immigrants.

Personal Quotes (1)

When I die, I'm going to have written on my tombstone, "Finally, a plot".

Salary (1)

Julia (1977) $150,000

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