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Don Mankiewicz, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93
Don Mankiewicz, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93

Don M. Mankiewicz, a novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who grew up in a fabled Hollywood family and went on to create TV's "Ironside" and "Marcus Welby, M.D." has died at his home in Monrovia. He was 93. Mankiewicz's death Saturday was caused by congestive heart failure, his son, John Mankiewicz, said. Don's father was Herman J. Mankiewicz, the screenwriter behind "Citizen Kane." His uncle was Joseph L. Mankiewicz, director of "All About Eve" and other classic films. Don Mankiewicz grew up in Beverly Hills. At Halloween, he later joked, he and his brother, Frank — who became an aide to Robert F. Kennedy and head of...

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