Murray Burnett,86, who co-wrote a play that inspired the...

DEATH ELSEWHERE

September 30, 1997

Murray Burnett,86, who co-wrote a play that inspired the movie "Casablanca" and spent decades fighting for recognition, died Sept. 23 in New York.

Unable to get "Everybody Comes to Rick's" produced as a Broadway play, he and collaborator Joan Alison sold the script to Warner Bros. for $20,000.

Pub Date: 9/30/97

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