Jerome Weidman, (April 4, 1913-Oct 6,1998) made his debut as a novelist at 22 with I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE. He went on to publish more than 30 novels and volumes of short stories, among them THE ENEMY CAMP, THE SOUND OF BOW BELLS and THE FOURTH STREET EAST. Many were published in the magazines: Story, American Mercury and The New Yorker.
He made his debut in the theater with FIORELLO! (1959--co-authored with George Abbott, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick), which won the NY Drama Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize and tied with THE SOUND OF MUSIC for a Tony for Best Musical on the 1959-60 season.
He teamed with Abbott, Bock and Harnick again on the musical tale, TENDERLOIN (1960). In 1951, his first novel became a film and in 1962, it was made into a musical starring Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand.
Awards and nominations:
1960 Tony Award® Best Musical Fiorello! [winner]
1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Fiorello! [winner]
Book [Original, Musical] (Mar 18, 1966 - Mar 26, 1966)
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE
Based on the novel / Author of Book [Original, Musical, Comedy] (Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 8, 1962)