Howard Koch (1901–95)
"Here's looking at you, kid."
Legendary Hollywood screenwriter Howard Koch was one of the great screenwriters of Hollywood's golden age. Among his best-known films are The Seahawk, In This Our Life, and Letter from an Unknown Woman. In 1943, he was awarded the Academy Award for his script of what is perhaps the greatest film of all time, Casablanca. Koch also wrote the radio script for Orson Welles's 1938 production of "The War of the Worlds," which dramatized a Martian landing and invasion of New Jersey, which generated a nationwide panic. In his later years, Koch taught writing and wrote several books recounting his years in Hollywood.
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