Jerome Allan Kass was born on April 21, 1937, and passed away on October 22, 2015 from prostate cancer.
He was an American screenwriter and author. He wrote Queen of the Stardust Ballroom in 1975 and Ballroom in 1978, which were nominated for an Emmy and Tony, respectively.
Jerome was born in Chicago to Sidney Kass and Celia Gorman, and had a sister, Gail.
The family moved to the Bronx, where Jerome went to school, attending Stuyvesant High School before graduating from New York University.
He entered the graduate program for English, then transferred to Brandeis University.
Jerome was married to Artha Schwartz, with whom he had two children.
They later divorced, and Kass married Delia Ephron in 1982.
Jerome Kass died of prostate cancer in Manhattan on October 22, 2015.