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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 / 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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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).

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bennett Alfred Cerf

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on What's My Line?] I loved it from the start because, as I've told you again and again, I have a streak of pure ham in me and this appealed to every part of it. Within about six weeks, I was a national figure. As a publisher nobody knew who I was. How many people do you think look at the name on the spine of a book that has been published? They don't know whether a book's published by ... See more »

Trivia:

When he learned that all university students going to war (WW I) would be given full credit for any course they signed up for, he immediately signed up for all the subjects he was bad at. See more »

Nickname:

Bennett Snerf

Star Sign:

Gemini

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