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Bennett Cerf (I) (1898–1971)

Bennett Cerf was born on May 25, 1898 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Bennett Alfred Cerf. He was an actor and writer, known for What's My Line? (1950), See What You Know (1946) and The Match Game (1962). He was married to Phyllis Fraser and Sylvia Sidney. He died on August 27, 1971 in Mount Kisco, New York. See full bio »

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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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Censor: A self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.


Once worked for a Wall Street brokerage. See more »

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