• "So sorry for your loss. May Almighty God grant you peace as..."
  • "I hope the Bauer family finds comfort in believing that God..."
    - N. Deas
  • "Dear Vimi and Family, you are approaching the first year..."
  • "Irv was my screenwriting teacher at NYU in the early 1990s...."
    - Evan Footman Kreeger
  • "I just found this almost a year late, My grandfather and..."
    - Lara Klingeman


playwright, screenwriter, and educator died of Lymphoma on July 24, 2015 at age 82 in Greenwich Village. A gifted dramatist, Clive Barnes of the Times wrote of his early play A Dream Out of Time "it is strong, honest and serious (with) something of Arthur Miller's intensity and thrust to it and a great deal of integrity and moral concern." His plays include A Fine & Private Place, Bulldog & the Bear, and on Broadway, Rollin on the TOBA. Best known worldwide for writing the TV series Courage the Cowardly Dog, and in the industry as story consultant and script doctor, Bauer taught screenwriting at NYU Film School and Sarah Lawrence. For decades he ran workshops in New York and Italy for writers from over 30 countries, and recently received a contract from Focal Press for a book on his process. He is survived by his devoted wife and partner of 35 years, Vimi Bauer.

Published in The New York Times on July 31, 2015