|Birth Day||April 3, 1920|
|Age||100 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jun 17, 1994 (age 74)|
Known best for his novel-turned-screenplay, The Red Tent, he also published such short and long fiction works as Arise and Walk and Island of Love.
One of his earliest publications was a 1959 short story collection titled Such a Simple Thing and Other Stories.
His biological father, a Russian counter-revolutionary, was killed shortly before his birth; he was raised in the Jewish faith by his mother and his stepfather, Mark Leventhal.