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Born: April 11, 1908

Died: February 19, 1997 (aged 88)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: Leo Calvin Rosten was born in Łódź, Russian Empire and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.

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