Lewis Meltzer, a screenwriter whose credits included “Golden Boy” and “The Man With the Golden Arm,” died of pneumonia Thursday. He was 84.
Meltzer was born in New York City to a show business family. His father, Isidor Meltzer, was a comedian in Yiddish theater.
Meltzer moved to Hollywood in 1938 at the request of director Rouben Mamoulian and worked for several studios over a 30-year career.
Meltzer’s screen-writing credits included “The Lady in Question” (1940), “Once Upon a Time” (1944), “Along the Great Divide” (1950), “The Jazz Singer” (1952) and “Autumn Leaves” (1955).