New York author, known for his frank, unpleasant portraits of Jewish characters, whose novels include I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1937) and its sequel, What's in It for Me? (1938), about an unscrupulous New Yorker's' dress-manufacturing business. Weidman's plays include Fiorello! (1960, Pulitzer Prize), a collaboration with George Abbott; Tenderloin (1961); and a dramatization of I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962).
Subjects: Literature — Music.