Andy Lewis, an Academy Awards nominee for co-writing the 1971 drama film Klute, has died at the age of 92, his wife France Menk confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter.
As per the report, Andy passed away at his home in Walpole, New Hampshire on February 28 and the cause of death is revealed as natural causes.
Andy Lewis, Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at Age 92
Lewis co-wrote the screenplay with brother Dave Lewis for Klute, which won Jane Fonda an Oscar for her role as a call girl Bree Daniels in the movie.
Born on 5 August 1925 in Lexington, Massachusetts, Andy served in the Army’s 86th Blackhawk Division in World War II. After returning from the war, he finished his college career at Harvard, graduating in 1949.
Andy worked odd jobs for his early writing career and eventually, he was offered a TV writing job for Omnibus. While working on a segment, Andy met Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, later picking up speechwriting opportunities for JFK and other cabinet members.
In 1985, Andy retired from writing and started exploring architecture and a variety of other interests. Lewis is survived by his wife, six children, their spouses, their children and grandchildren in addition to their cat, Anteros.