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Cerf, Bennett Alfred

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1971 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Publishers, Writers


1898 - Bennett Cerf was born and brought up in New York City on the 25th of May.

1919-1920 - He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Litt.B. from its School of Journalism.

1925 - He was the president of Modern Library.

1927 - He founded Random House.

         - He was th 1st president of Random House.

1952 - He was regular panelist on television show "What's My Line?".

1965-1970 - He became chairman of Random House.

1971 - Cerf died in Mount Kisco, New York on the 27th of August.


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