Ira Levin Dies at 78


Author of Rosemary’s Baby

Best known for his haunting works “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Boys from Brazil,” author Ira Levin died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 78.

Levin was a playwright and television scribe whose first novel “A Kiss Before Dying” was published in ’54. And like many of his books, it was adapted for the screen. “Rosemary’s Baby” – the story of a New York wife selected to give birth to the child of Satan – arrived on shelves 14 years later. Roman Polanski masterfully adapted the tale in 1968.

“The Boys from Brazil” and other property’s followed including “The Stepford Wives” and “Sliver.”

Levin is survived by three sons and three grandsons.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter