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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Associated Press/Merchant Ivory Productions)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died. She was 85.
Firoza Jhabvala said Wednesday that her mother died in New York after a long illness.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was a longtime member of Merchant Ivory Productions, writing 22 films over four decades. She won two Academy Awards for her adaptations of the E.M. Forster novels "Howards End" and "A Room With a View." She was also nominated for adapting 1993's "The Remains of the Day." All three films were also best-picture contenders.
"Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has been a beloved member of the Merchant Ivory family since 1960, comprising one-third of our indomitable trifecta that included director James Ivory and the late producer Ismail Merchant," said the company's director of development, Neil Jesuele. "The passing of our two-time Academy Award winning screenwriter is a significant loss to the global film community."
Jhabvala was al so recognized for her fiction, receiving Britain's highest literary honor for her 1975 novel, "Heat and Dust." Her stories appeared in The New Yorker magazine, the most recent just last month.
Jhabvala is survived by Firoza Jhabvala and two other daughters, her husband Cyrus Jhabvala, and six grandchildren.
SANDY COHEN,AP Entertainment Writer
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