Erma Bombeck

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Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
Bellbrook, OH
Death Date
Apr 22, 1996 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
Bellbrook, OH
Death Date
Apr 22, 1996 (69)

About

Syndicated columnist who found and exposed the humor in homemaking and wrote several family-themed books. Her bestselling humor works include If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? and Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession.

Before Fame

She funded her education at the University of Dayton by writing humor pieces for a local department store's newsletter.

Trivia

A compilation of her humor columns, At Wit's End, was published in 1967.

Family Life

She married Bill Bombeck in 1949. The couple adopted a daughter in 1953 and had a biological son in 1955.

Associated With

She and Gloria Steinem were both Ohio-born journalists.