Malcolm Kerr

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Birthday
8, 1931
Birthplace
Lebanon
Death Date
Jan 18, 1984 (52)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1931
Birthplace
Lebanon
Death Date
Jan 18, 1984 (52)

About

The father of NBA champion Steve Kerr, he was a well known expert on the Middle East. His scholarly works include The Elusive Peace in the Middle East (1975) and The Arab Cold War: Gamel Abd al-Nasr and his Rivals, 1958-1970 (1965).

Before Fame

He was a student of international relations and Middle Eastern studies at Princeton, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins. He later taught at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Trivia

He was gunned down feet from his office by an unknown attacker.

Family Life

He had two children. His son, Steve Kerr, became a well-known basketball player, and his daughter, Susan, published a memoir detailing the aftermath of her father's tragic death.

Associated With

His son played on the champion NBA team, the Chicago Bulls, with Michael Jordan.