Tom Lehrer

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Birthday
9, 1928
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1928 (age 91)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Satirist and mathematician best known for his humorous recordings of the 1950s and 1960s, especially The Elements from 1959.

Before Fame

He was a camper and counselor at Camp Androscoggin. He studied mathematics at Harvard College. He worked at the National Security Agency from 1955 to 1957.

Trivia

His primary musical influence was musical theatre, especially Let's Face It by Cole Porter and Sylvia Fine.

Family Life

His father was a necktie manufacturer. His family raised him Jewish, but he declared himself to be an agnostic atheist later on.

Associated With

His 1954 performance at a Boston nightclub garnered early acclaim from author Isaac Asimov.