Ira Levin, 78, Nov.
12: The author of such creepfest horror novels as "Rosemary's Baby" and
"The Stepford Wives" was a lifelong New Yorker and got his start as a TV writer.
His first book, 1953's "A Kiss Before Dying," became a huge hit, and Levin
enjoyed enormous success ... morein his long career. He also wrote "The Boys From
Brazil" and the long-running theatrical hit "Deathtrap." (Camera Press/Retna