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Ira Levin
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Birth Date:August 27, 1929
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
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Occupation:US novelist

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Ira Levin

Biography:Ira Levin (born August 27, 1929 in New York) is an American novelist, playwright and songwriter.

Levin studied at New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English. After that, he wrote training films and scripts for television. He wrote his first novel, A Kiss Before Dying, when he was 22 years old.

Levin is a versatile writer whose work includes thrillers and comedy. He wrote the play No Time for Sergeants (adapted from Mac Hyman's novel), which later became a popular film that launched the career of Andy Griffith. Levin's best known play is Deathtrap, which is still the longest running play on Broadway. In 1982, it was made into a film starring Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine.

Levin's best known novel is Rosemary's Baby, a horrifying tale of satanism and the occult. It was made into a film as were four of his other novels, A Kiss Before Dying (twice), The Boys from Brazil, The Stepford Wives (twice) and Sliver.

Stephen King has described Ira Levin as "the Swiss watchmaker of suspense novels, he makes what the rest of us do look like cheap watchmakers in drugstores." Chuck Palahniuk, in Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories, calls Levin's writing "a smart, updated version of the kind of folksy legends that cultures have always used."

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Sliver (1991)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
The Stepford Wives (1975 film) (1975)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Sliver (1991)
Rosemary's Baby (1967)
A Kiss Before Dying (1953)

Chinese Horoscope for Ira Levin
Includes characteristics and Vices
Ira Levin's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 10, 1929 - January 29, 1930
Birthday: August 27, 1929

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Ira Levin's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: August 27, 1929

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Ira Levin's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: August 27, 1929

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Ira Levin's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: August 27, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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