David Lewin dies at 89

Entertainment journo was editor of Screen Intl. precursor

David Lewin, who was editor of the publication that would become Screen Intl. during a multi-decade career as an entertainment journalist, died of natural causes on Sunday, Feb. 19. He was 89.

The Englishman did a stint as a news reporter at the Daily Mirror in London after WWII but eventually reported on show business for the Daily Express. He notably traveled to the location shoot for “The African Queen” to cover the production of the film at a time when entertainment journalists did not do such things.

Lewin regularly reported from Hollywood, becoming one of the first British journalists to do so.

He joined the Daily Mail in the early 1960s and a decade later signed on as editor of Screen Intl. precursor Cinema & TV Today. Lewin became a freelancer a few years later.

He is survived by two sons.

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