Art Buchwald

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Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 17, 2007 (81)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 17, 2007 (81)

About

American humorist who wrote a long-running column in The Washington Post. In 1982, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and subsequently studied at the University of Southern California on the G.I. Bill. He published his first literary work, Paris After Dark, in 1953.

Trivia

He was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1986.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to Jewish immigrant parents of Austrian and Hungarian descent. He and his wife, Ann, later adopted three children.

Associated With

He was able to interview the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.