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Overview (2)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (stroke)

Spouse (1)

Ada Russel (? - 15 March 1999) (his death) (1 son & 1 daughter)

Trivia (2)

Studied at both the Goodman Memorial Theatre and the Chicago Conservatory of Music.
He was for many years the senior fiction editor of "Playboy" magazine, which published many of his stories.

Personal Quotes (1)

"I would say ... ego, guilt, boredom, the need for approval, a love of language, and the desire to entertain myself. I think it was William Saroyan who said he wrote so that he would have something good to read in his old age. That's not a bad reason." (on why he writes)

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