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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

What's My Line?
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist / Himsel - Panelist / Himself - Moderator
(1950-1967)
The Match Game
The Match Game Himself - Team Captain / Himself - Team Member
(1963-1969)
See What You Know
(1946)

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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:

[Howard] Dietz was a friend whom I grew up with and he's one of the funniest men I know. One day at MGM Louis Mayer complained that Dietz was leaving too early in the afternoons. Dietz countered, "But you have to remember, Mr. Mayer, I get in very late in the mornings." See more »

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Graduated from Columbia University. See more »

Nickname:

Bennett Snerf

Star Sign:

Gemini

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