Sidney Joseph Perelman, 1901 - 1979

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Portrait by Carl Mydans for Life Magazine , 26 October 1961

Born: 1 February 1904, Brooklyn, New York
Died: 17 October 1979, New York City

Jewish humorist, author, and screenwriter best known for humorous pieces published in The New Yorker. He co-wrote two Marx Brothers films (Horse Feathers and Monkey Business) and wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Around the World in Eighty Days.

Biography from Wikipedia and Pennsylvania Center for the Book

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