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Bel Kaufman (1911–2014)

Bel Kaufman was born on May 10, 1911 in Berlin, Germany as Bella Kaufman. She was an actress and writer, known for Up the Down Staircase (1967). She was married to Sidney J. Gluck and Sydney A. Goldstine. She died on July 25, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1967 Up the Down Staircase
Teacher talking to Mr. McHabe (uncredited)
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 1967 Up the Down Staircase (novel)

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Authored "Love, etc." (1979)

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[on her childhood during the Russian Revolution] Dead bodies were frozen in peculiar positions on the street. People ate bread made of the shells of peas because there was no flour. But a child has no basis for comparison. Doesn't every child step over dead bodies? I didn't know any different. See more »


She is the granddaughter of Sholom Aleichem, the greatest of all Yiddish authors, whose stories about Tevya (1939) the dairyman were made into the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1971). See more »

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