Weiss, David 1909-2002
WEISS, David 1909-2002
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born June 12, 1909, in Philadelphia, PA; died from thrombophlebitis and complications from a fall November 29, 2002, in La Jolla, CA. Author. Weiss built a reputation as a historical novelist writing about various artists. He received a B.Sc. from Temple University in 1933 and attended the New School for Social Research from 1942 to 1945, but he never decided on a single course of study suitable for a career. He worked in various unrelated jobs, including swimming instructor, actor, welfare worker, stevedore, and, most notably, as a story editor for film producer David O. Selznick. Nevertheless, throughout his life he maintained an abiding interest in music and the arts, and was particularly fond of Mozart, about whom he wrote two fictionalized accounts: Sacred and Profane: A Novel of the Life and Times of Mozart (1968) and The Assassination of Mozart (1970). Weiss wrote a dozen books in all, including Naked Came I: A Novel of Rodin (1963), Myself, Christopher Wren (1974), and I, Rembrandt (1979).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Los Angeles Times, December 12, 2002, p. B15.