Irwin Shaw bio

Birth Name: Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff

Occupation: Playwright

Place Of Birth: The Bronx

Date Of Birth: February 27, 1913

Date Of Death: May 16, 1984

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Irwin Shaw was born on the 27th of February, 1913. He was known for being a Playwright. An American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, he is known for The Young Lions, a novel that focuses on the plight of three World War II soldiers. His other famous works include Rich Man, Poor Man (novel), The Girls in Their Summer Dresses (short stories), Bury the Dead (play), and Fire Down Below (screenplay).

Irwin Shaw was born in The Bronx. He wrote for several radio shows, including Dick Tracy, Studio One, and The Gumps. He published his first play, Bury the Dead, in 1936. His written works are greatly admired and have sold over fourteen million copies.

Irwin Shaw was a Pisces and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Irwin Shaw was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Irwin’s Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff attended Brooklyn College.


Irwin Shaw’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Irwin Shaw’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Irwin Shaw kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Irwin Shaw was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Irwin Shaw was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Irwin Shaw was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Irwin Shaw had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Irwin Shaw’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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