Richard Gehman

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Birthday
20, 1921
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 12, 1972 (50)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1921
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 12, 1972 (50)

About

A prolific twentieth-century writer, he published over a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles. His most famous works include Sardi's: The Story of a Famous Restaurant (1953) and A Murder in Paradise (1954).

Before Fame

After serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, he wrote for a Tennessee newspaper called The Oakridge Times. He then began freelancing for several popular magazines, including Esquire and Cosmopolitan.

Trivia

He was considered an honorary member of the 'Rat Pack,' a group that included Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, and other prominent performers.

Family Life

He was married five times; his third wife, Estelle Parsons, became an Oscar-winning actress. He was the father of Eddie Gehman Kohan, co-creator of the hit TV series, Will & Grace.

Associated With

He co-starred with Jerry Lewis in the 1964 film, The Patsy.

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