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Cerf, Bennett Alfred

Joyce Duncan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Publishing. 1208 words.

Cerf, Bennett Alfred (25 May 1898–27 August 1971), publisher and author, was born in New York City, the son of Gustave Cerf, a lithographer, and Frederika Wise, an heiress. Although...

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Zevin, Israel Joseph

Gert Buelens.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Humour; Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1016 words.

Zevin, Israel Joseph (31 January 1872–06 October 1926), writer, was born in Gorki, Mogilov district, Belorussia, the son of Judah Leib Zevin (occupation unknown) and Feige Muravin. He grew...

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