Ben Cohen

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Birthday
18, 1951
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

About

American entrepreneur, activist, philanthropist, and co-founder of ice cream company Ben and Jerry's with Jerry Greenfield.

Before Fame

He worked at a private school as an art teacher. He also was a McDonald's cashier, a Pinkerton guard, a pottery-wheel deliverer, and a Jamesway and Friendly's mop boy.

Trivia

He and Jerry were planning to originally jumpstart their own bagel business. He suffered from anosmia, which causes a loss of smell and taste. He didn't lose his taste completely, but he compensated for what he had lost by adding increasingly larger chunks to their ice cream.

Family Life

He grew up in Merrick, Long Island, with his parents Frances and Irving Cohen. He met Jerry in junior high school.

Associated With

He and Alec Baldwin both graduated from New York University.