SJ Perelman

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Birthday
1, 1904
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Oct 17, 1979 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1904
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Oct 17, 1979 (75)

About

A renowned humorist and author, he wrote screenplays for the Marx brothers as well as short comedic pieces for The New Yorker. His more than thirty published books include Crazy Like a Fox (1944) and Acres and Pains (1947).

Before Fame

He began his career as a cartoonist and a humorist in the 1920s. The first scripts he co-wrote with the Marx Brothers include Monkey Business (1931) and Horse Feathers (1932).

Trivia

He co-wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay, Around the World in Eighty Days (1956).

Family Life

He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He later married Laura West.

Associated With

He was famous for collaborating with actor and comic Groucho Marx.

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