Leo Rosten

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1908 – 1997

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Who was Leo Rosten?

Leo Calvin Rosten was born in Łódź, Russian Empire and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.

Famous Quotes:

  • In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.

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Born
Apr 11, 1908
Łódź
Also known as
  • Leo Calvin Rosten
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • University of Chicago
Died
Feb 19, 1997
New York City

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on July 23, 2013

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