Bruce Jay Friedman is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
Bruce was best known as a American author and screenwriter (Splash).
Bruce Jay Friedman
Born(1930-04-26)April 26, 1930
DiedJune 3, 2020(2020-06-03) (aged 90)
Occupation
  • Novelist
  • screenwriter
  • playwright
  • actor
Bruce Jay Friedman (April 26, 1930 – June 3, 2020) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor.
Contents
1 Life and career
2 Novels
3 Short fiction
4 Filmography
5 Plays
6 Non-fiction
7 References
8 External links
Life and career
Friedman was born to a Jewish family and raised in the Bronx, the son of Irving and Mollie (Liebowitz) Friedman. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School.
In 1954, Friedman worked for many of the era's famous men's magazines through Magazine Management Company. Friedman ended up as an executive editor in charge of the magazines Men (not the present magazine of the same title), Male, and Man's World.
In 1962, Friedman published Stern, the first of his eight novels. In 1988, he appeared in Woody Allen's film Another Woman. His collection of short fiction, Three Balconies, appeared in September 2008, from Biblioasis, who also published his 2011 memoir Lucky Bruce. A collection of four plays , in a collection titled "3.1 Plays," was published in January 2012 by Leaping Lion Books. Friedman died in Brooklyn on June 3, 2020.
Novels
Stern (1962)
A Mother's Kisses (1964)
The Dick (1970)
About Harry Towns (1974)
Tokyo Woes (1985)
The Current Climate (1989)
A Father's Kisses (1996)
Violencia!: A Musical Novel (2002)
Short fiction
Black Humor (1965) (editor)
Black Angels: Stories (1966)
Far From the City of Class (1966)
Let's Hear It for a Beautiful Guy (1985)
The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman (2000)
Sexual Pensees (with Andre Barbe) (2006)
Three Balconies: Stories and a Novella (2008)
Filmography
The Heartbreak Kid (1972) (screenplay by Neil Simon) (based on the short story "A Change of Plan")
The Ted Bessell Show (1973) (TV)
Fore Play (1975) (Story)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Doctor Detroit (with Robert Boris and Carl Gottlieb) (1983)
Splash (with Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel) (1984)
The Lonely Guy (1984) (screenplay by Neil Simon, Ed. Weinberger and Stan Daniels) (Based on his book The Lonely Guy's Book of Life)
Brazzaville Teen-Ager (2013) (screenplay with Michael Cera) (Based on the short story)
Plays
Scuba Duba (1967)
Steambath (1970)
Have You Spoken to Any Jews Lately? (1995)
3.1 Plays (2012)
Non-fiction
The Rascal's Guide (editor and contributor) (1959)
The Lonely Guy's Book of Life (1978)
Even The Rhinos Were Nymphos (2000)
The Slightly Older Guy (2001)
Lucky Bruce: A Literary Memoir (2011)
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