Screenwriter in Hollywood from the 1940s to the 1970s who wrote the screenplays to the famed Billy Wilder romantic comedies Some Like It Hot and The Apartment.
He emigrated to the United States with his parents and won several gold medals in mathematics competitions.
Shockingly, he never received an award during his lengthy career.
He was born in Romania, but the town where he was born is now part of Moldova.
Marilyn Monroe starred in his film Some Like It Hot.