Bel Kaufman

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Birthday
10, 1911
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 25, 2014 (103)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1911
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 25, 2014 (103)

About

A German-born author of fiction, she is best known for her 1965 novel, Up the Down Staircase, which focuses on an idealistic English teacher at an inner-city high school. She published a second novel, Love, etc., in 1979.

Before Fame

After graduating from Hunter College and Columbia University, she worked as a teacher in several New York high schools.

Trivia

She was born in Germany and grew up speaking Russian and German. She didn't start learning English until the age of twelve, when her family immigrated to the United States.

Family Life

With her husband, Sydney Goldstine, she had two children.

Associated With

She and fellow author, Lauren Kate, both had books on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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