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'

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November 7, 1897, is the birthdate of Herman Mankiewicz, one of the most prolific and acclaimed American screenwriters of the 20th century.