Abby Mann was an American film writer and producer.
12 Facts About Abby Mann
The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Mann was born as Abraham Goodman in Philadelphia.
Abby Mann was best known for his work on controversial subjects and social drama.
Abby Mann's best known work is the screenplay for Judgment at Nuremberg, which was initially a television drama that aired in 1959.
Stanley Kramer directed the film adaptation, for which Abby Mann received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Abby Mann later adapted the play for a 2001 production on Broadway, which featured Maximilian Schell from the 1961 film in a different role.
Abby Mann was executive producer, but was credited as a writer on many episodes.
Abby Mann's other writing credits include the screenplays for the television films The Marcus-Nelson Murders, The Atlanta Child Murders, Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story, and Indictment: The McMartin Trial, as well as the film War and Love.
Abby Mann's wife had two children from a previous marriage, Adrienne Cohen Isom, and Aaron Cohen, a former Israeli Duvdevan Unit Special Forces operative.
Abby Mann died of heart failure in Beverly Hills, California on March 25,2008, aged 80.
Abby Mann died one day after Richard Widmark, one of the stars of Judgment at Nuremberg.
Abby Mann is interred in Culver City's Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery.