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David Shaber (1929 - November 4, 1999) was an American screenwriter and theatre producer, best known for writing The Warriors, Nighthawks and The Hunt for Red October
Shaber was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and abandoned a pre-med education for the Yale Drama School. He wrote and produced plays, and also wrote forty commissioned screenplays, eight of which were made into feature films, in the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, he taught advanced screenwriting at Columbia University in New York City.
He died of an aneurysm on November 4, 1999, aged 70.
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