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Leo Rosten

Leo RostenAKA Leo Calvin Rosten

Born: 11-Apr-1908
Birthplace: Lodz, Poland
Died: 19-Feb-1997
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Joys of Yiddish

Wife: Priscilla Ann Mead (m. 30-Mar-1935, div. 1957, two daughters)
Daughter: Margaret Muir
Daughter: Madeline Lee
Son: Philip (d. 1996)
Wife: Gertrude Zimi (m. 5-Jan-1960, d. 1995)

    University: BA, University of Chicago (1930)
    University: London School of Economics
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1937)

    Look Staff (1949-71)
    Dutch Treat Club 1956

Author of books:
The Education of H*y*m*a*n K*a*p*l*a*n (1937)
A Guide to the Religions of America (1955, nonfiction)
The Return of H*y*m*a*n K*a*p*l*a*n (1959)
The Story Behind the Painting (1962, nonfiction)
The Many Worlds of Leo Rosten (1964)
A Most Private Intrigue (1967)
The Joys of Yiddish (1968, nonfiction)
A Trumpet for Reason (1970)
Leo Rosten's People I Have Loved, Known, or Admired (1970, nonfiction)
Rome Wasn't Burned in a Day: The Mischief of Language (1972, nonfiction, language play)
Leo Rosten's Treasury of Jewish Quotations (1972, nonfiction)
O K*a*p*l*an! My K*a*p*l*a*n! (1976)
The Three-Ten to Anywhere (1976)
The Power of Positive Nonsense (1977)
Passions and Prejudices (1978)
Silky!: A Detective Story (1979, novel)
King Silky! (1980, novel)
Hurray for Yiddish! A Book About English (1982, nonfiction)
The Joys of Yinglish (1989, nonfiction)


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