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Erma Bombeck

Erma BombeckAKA Erma Louise Fiste

Born: 21-Feb-1927
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Died: 22-Apr-1996
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Buried, Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, OH

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist, Author, TV Personality

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Grass is Always Greener

Father: (crane operator)
Sister: Thelma (half sister)
Husband: Bill Bombeck (m. Aug-1949)
Daughter: Betsy (adopted 1953)
Son: Andrew (b. 1955)
Son: Matthew (b. 1958)

    High School: Patterson Vocational High School (1944)
    University: Ohio University
    University: BA English, University of Dayton (1949)
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Dayton (1984-87)

    At Wit's End Syndicated Columnist (1964-)
    Dayton Journal-Herald Reporter (1949-53)
    American Cancer Society
    Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses 1986
    Converted to Catholicism
    Mastectomy 1992
    Kidney Transplant 3-Apr-1996
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer

    Good Morning America (1975-86)

Official Website:

Author of books:
I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression (1970, humor)
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1976, humor)
At Wit's End (1977, humor)
Aunt Erma's Cope Book: How to Get From Monday to Friday in 12 Days (1979, humor)
If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries: What am I doing in the Pits? (1981, humor)
Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession (1983, humor)
Mud Pies and Silver Spoons: A Cookbook (1985, cooking)
Family: The Ties That Bind... and Gag! (1987, humor)
The Best of Bombeck (1987, humor)
Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own! (1988, humor)
I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise (1989, humor)
When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home (1991, humor)
A Marriage Made in Heaven or Too Tired for an Affair (1993, humor)
All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room (1995, humor)
Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing from America's Favorite Humorist (1996, humor)

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