Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
1929 – He was born on the 27th day of August this year in Bronx, New York, USA. He studied at the prestigious Horace Mann School and New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English. After that, he wrote training films and scripts for television.
1951 – Levin He wrote his first novel, “A Kiss before Dying”, when he was 22 years old.
1953 – His short story, Sylvia, appeared in Manhunt magazine in this year.
1954 – His novel “A Kiss before Dying” was well received, earning him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Also in this year, he wrote a delightful story called, The Underground Gourmet for The Ladies Home Journal. It appeared in January of this year.
1955 – He made his bright theatre debut at the age of 25 with a stage adaptation of Mac Hyman’s "No Time for Sergeants" in this year.
1970 – This year he wrote “This Perfect Day”
1978 – He went on to write several plays, including the longest running Broadway mystery to date, "Deathtrap" in this year, and several popular novels.
1982 – His most recent plays are “Break a Leg: A Comedy in Two Acts” in this year, and “Cantorial” in this year.
1992 – His novel “This Perfect Day” won this year’s Prometheus Hall of Fame Award.