Thursday, August 27, 2015

8/27/1929 Ira Levin is born

August 27, 1929.  Ira Levin was born this day in New York City.  His first novel, A Kiss Before Dying, won the Edgar Award.  But his best-known book is Rosemary's Baby.  Levin later said he felt guilty that that horror novel had encouraged some people to believe in the existence of Satan.  "Of course, I didn't send back any of the royalty checks."  His play Deathtrap won him another Edgar, and was also filmed.   

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