×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Roy E. Nemerson

This article was corrected on July 30, 2001.

Roy E. Nemerson, film and TV writer and biographer, died June 25 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 55.

In 1994 Nemerson was dubbed “the most successful screenwriter you never heard of” by Entertainment Weekly: He sold several comedy screenplays to the studios, but none was made into films.

Nemerson was raised in Port Washington, N.Y., educated in New Jersey, graduated from Long Island U. with a degree in drama and spent most of his life in New York City before moving to Los Angeles in 1997.

Comedy was where he found the most success. Besides his screenplays, Nemerson was a staff writer for both “The Howard Cosell Show” and “Tommy Sledge Private Eye” on Comedy Central.

From 1994-1997 he was the comedy consultant to Robert Lipsyte’s “Coping Column” in the New York Times. Nemerson also wrote a biography of Daniel Boone and several Hardy Boys installations.

He is survived by his father, brother, two nieces and a nephew.

More Scene

  • Adam Driver appears at the curtain

    Adam Driver on Starring in 'Burn This' for a Second Time

    The Hudson Theatre’s new production of “Burn This” marks its first Broadway revival since it premiered on the Great White Way in 1987, but Adam Driver is no stranger to the work. He starred as Pale in a Juilliard production of the Lanford Wilson drama when he was still a student — and only now, [...]

  • PMC Event Rome

    Film, Fashion, Formula E Mix at Rome E-Prix Bash

    Film, fashion and Formula E auto-racing fused during a dinner and celebration of the Rome E-Prix on Thursday at the Palazzo Dama by the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of the Eternal City.  Guests mingled and sipped cocktails as hors d’oeuvres were passed around in a former home of the Italian nobility with conversation [...]

  • Katy Perry, Diane von Furstenberg, Arianna

    Katy Perry and Anita Hill Honored at the DVF Awards

    Katy Perry was among the honorees at the 10th Annual DVF Awards on Thursday night. The singer was recognized for her advocacy work with both UNICEF and the LGBTQ community. “Music has opened the doors for so many opportunities for me,” she said while accepting the inspiration award. “The ability to meet people and champion [...]

  • Chrissy Metz'Breakthrough' Film Premiere, Arrivals, Regency

    Why 'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Could End Up Performing at the Next Oscars

    Chrissy Metz made her live-singing debut on Sunday when she performed “I’m Standing With You” from her new movie “Breakthrough.” Was that just a step on her way to performing at the Oscars? Could be. The song was written by 10-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren. “They said Chrissy had to sing it and I was [...]

  • Bob IgerSimon Weisenthal Gala honoring Bob

    Disney's Bob Iger Blasts Hateful Political Discourse and Social Media: 'We Can Do Better'

    Bob Iger didn’t mince words while being honored Thursday by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Upon receiving the Humanitarian Award at the organization’s National Tribute Dinner from Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO delivered a scathing critique of social media and the current state of political discourse. “Hate and anger are dragging us [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content