American playwright who wrote The Seven Year Itch and adapted Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Manchurian Candidate for the screen.
He first worked in radio after serving in the armed forces during the Second World War.
Billy Wilder adapted his play The Seven Year Itch for film, and it ended up becoming massively successful.
He married his wife, Joan, in 1954, and they had two kids. He had two additional children from a previous marriage.
Actress Marilyn Monroe starred in the film adaptation of his play, The Seven Year Itch.