|Birth Day||April 11, 1908|
|Age||112 YEARS OLD|
A screenwriter, humorist, and academic, he wrote scripts for film noir and period drama productions such as The Dark Corner and Lured. He also published a series of stories focusing on the trials and tribulations of night-school student Hyman Kaplan.
He earned degrees from the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics.
During the Great Depression years, he taught English to immigrants.
He was born to a Jewish family in Poland, and he moved to the United States when he was three years old. He married Priscilla Ann Mead in 1935.
His wife was the sister of Margaret Mead.