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Bennett Alfred Cerf (May 25, 1898 – August 27, 1971) was an American writer, publisher, and co-founder of the American publishing firm Random House. Cerf was also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his weekly television appearances for over 17 years on the panel game show What's My Line?
American publisher and author
|Born||Bennett Alfred Cerf|
(1898-05-25)May 25, 1898
New York City, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 1971(1971-08-27) (aged 73)|
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
(m. 1935; div. 1936)
|Children||2; including Christopher Cerf|