Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman

Actually tried to climb Mount Rushmore after writing the monument into his North by Northwest (1959) plot. Halfway up, he realized he could die if he slipped and came down.

Held amateur radio operator call sign K6DXK.

His wife Laurie gave birth to son Jonathan Maxwell Lehman in Los Angeles. [January 31, 2002]

In his book "Laughing Matters," award-winning writer Larry Gelbart admits that he admires Lehman's talent and uses a quote from Lehman about working in Hollywood.

In the late 1930s, he used to hunt down gossip for Walter Winchell and other gossip columnists. His novella "Tell Me About It Tomorrow" had a backdrop similar to his experiences from this period of his life.

Lehman was 86 years old at the time of his son Jonathan's birth!.

President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw). [1983-1985]