Tribute to authors & screenwriters: Who is Jerzy Kosinski?

Jerzy Kosinski is born Jozef Lewinkopf ( June 14, 1933 – May 3, 1991) and is a Polish-American novelist, 2-time president of American Chapter of P.E.N.
He was great friends with Peter Sellers. They shared substance abuse, depression and the film “Being There” (1979, directed by Hal Ashby) which Kosinski wrote & Sellers starred in. As a child, he had survived WWII under a false identity. He committed suicide in 1991.

© “Jerzy Kosinski” by Victor Skrebneski. 14 in x 11 11/16 in, Gelatin silver print. Museum of Contemporary photography, Chicago.