Sydney Taylor

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Birthday
30, 1904
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 12, 1978 (73)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1904
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 12, 1978 (73)

About

Remembered for her autobiographical All-of-a-Kind Family children's book series, she is notable for highlighting the Jewish-American experience in her literary work.

Before Fame

Following her graduation from New York University, she pursued professional acting and dancing careers. She published her first All-of-a-Kind Family book in 1951.

Trivia

For many years, she helped run Cejwin Camps, a summer program for Jewish-American children.

Family Life

Members of the Brenner family of Jewish immigrants, she and her siblings grew up in New York, New York. Her marriage to Ralph Taylor resulted in a daughter named Joanne.

Associated With

She and her contemporary Henry Roth both penned important works describing the mid-20th-century lives of Jewish Americans.