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Tom Mankiewicz dies at 68; screenwriter for James Bond, Superman films

Aug 3, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The script doctor 'created personalities, emotion and life' and gave the characters 'a wonderful sense of humor,' recalls 'Superman' director Richard Donner.

Tom Mankiewicz, a screenwriter and premier script doctor who made his reputation working on such James Bond films as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," has died. He was 68.