Lukas Heller

Lukas Heller (21 July 1930 – 2 November 1988) was a German-born screenwriter.

Lukas Heller
Born21 July 1930
Died2 November 1988 (age 58)
Spouse(s)Caroline Carter
ChildrenBruno Heller
Zoë Heller
Parent(s)Hermann Heller
RelativesCordelia Heller (half-sister)
FamilyLawrence Konner (son-in-law)


Heller was born to a Jewish family[1] in Kiel. His father was political philosopher Hermann Heller.[2] He won an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture for Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), and was also known for writing the screen adaption to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).

He was married to Caroline (née Carter) who was an English Quaker.[3][4][5] They had four children: British writers Bruno and Zoë Heller, Lucy Heller, and Emily Heller.[1] His half-sister was the Swedish journalist Cordelia Edvardson.



  1. "The Believer". The Guardian. September 29, 2008.
  2. "WEDDINGS; Miranda Cowley And Bruno Heller". New York Times. June 20, 1993.
  3. Philippe Naughton (28 March 2012). "UK News, World News and Opinion". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  4. "Two giants of literature — and one big question". The Jewish Chronicle. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  5. Cohen, Patricia (26 February 2009). "Not Much Sympathy for Zoë Heller's Characters, but a Little Understanding". The New York Times.

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