Don Mankiewicz, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dead at 93

Writer was part of famous Makiewicz showbiz family and wrote “I Want to Live!”

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Don Mankiewicz has died at the age of 93, according to multiple media reports.

The writer of 1931’s “I Want to Live!” died of congestive heart failure at his home in Monrovia, California, on Saturday according to his son, producer John Makiewicz, who counts “House M.D.” and “House of Cards” among his credits.

The younger Mankiewicz confirmed his father’s death to The LA Times.

Part of a legendary family, Mankiewicz’s father was Herman J. Mankiewicz, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Citizen Kane,” and his uncle Joseph L. Mankiewicz won Oscars for writing and directing “All About Eve.”

Mankiewicz, who was born in Germany in 1922, received an Academy Award nomination along with Nelson Gidding for their writing on “I Want to Live!” which won star Susan Hayward an Oscar for Best Actress. Mankiewicz also wrote for television, creating shows such as “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Ironside,” and was an author, penning three novels in the 1950s and ’60s.

Mankiewicz is survived by wife Carol, son John and daughters Jane, Jan Diaz and Sandy Perez, as well as four grandchildren.