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Bennett Cerf (I) (1898–1971)


Best known as publisher and founder of Random House. Published many giants of 20th century American literature, including William Faulkner, James Michener, and Ayn Rand. Published James Joyce's Ulysses in the US after winning landmark Supreme Court obscenity case. Edited compilations of humor and joke books. Appeared regularly on "What's My Line?"... See full bio »

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Known For

(1961)
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist / Himself - Moderator
(1950-1967)
Alumni Fun Himself
(1964)
What's My Line Himself - Panellist
(1956)

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 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (based on an anecdote from "Famous Ghost Stories" by - 1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of "Bennett Cerf's Book of Laughs" (1959), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles" (1960), "More Riddles"(1961), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Animal Riddles" (1964), "Bennett Cerf's Silliest Pop-up Riddles" (1967), & "Bennett Cerf's Pop-up Limericks" (1967).

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bennett Alfred Cerf

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

When Joan Crawford became a star, the first time they brought her to the [MGM] New York office, she was taken around the office and introduced to all the executives. She gave them all the icy star treatment, very uppety and condescending. When they came around to [Howard] Dietz, she tried the same tactics with him. Dietz stopped her cold with, "Don't give me any of that crap, Miss Crawford. I ... See more »

Trivia:

In the 1950s and 1960s, he wrote a weekly column, 'The Cerf Board,' for 'This Week' magazine. 'This Week' was a color rotogravure magazine included in many local Sunday newspapers nationwide -- a forerunner of today's 'USA Today' magazine in Sunday papers. See more »

Nickname:

Bennett Snerf

Star Sign:

Gemini

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