This day in Jewish history / Hard-drinking, 'sell-out' 'Wizard of Oz' screenwriter is born
Ex-U.S. Marine and reporter Herman Mankiewicz also co-wrote the script for the cult favorite 'Citizen Kane'
November 7, 1897, is the birthdate of Herman Mankiewicz, one of the most prolific and acclaimed American screenwriters of the 20th century.
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