Robert Lipsyte

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Birthday
16, 1938
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
New York

About

Award-winning journalist whose primary beat has always been sports. He once worked with top-tier publication USA Today as an op-ed writer.

Before Fame

He grew up in Queens, where both of his parents worked in education: his mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a principal.

Trivia

He once received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, which is presented to a writer who demonstrates a significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

Family Life

He had two children with his second wife, Margie, who became ill with breast cancer after their divorce.

Associated With

He wrote numerous profiles on members of the sports industry, including heavyweight boxer, Muhammad Ali.