Art Buchwald is the noted American humorist, newspaper columnist, author, playwright, and cultural commentator. He was born in Mt. Vernon, New York, in 1925. Buchwald was the son of immigrant parents and of Jewish German-Hungarian descent. Although brought up in Hollis, N.Y. (in Queens) he never graduated from Forest Hills High school, running away to join the Marines where he served from 1942-45 in the Pacific.
Art was the son of immigrant parents and of Jewish German-Hungarian descent.
Art was born in Mt. Vernon, New York, in 1925. He was brought up in Hollis, N.Y. (in Queens).
This charming photo shows Art at age 5 with his dog. He is wearing a long-sleeved shirt with a string tie, a wide belt with buckle, short pants, beige long stockings, and strap button shoes.
He never graduated from Forest Hills High school, running away to join the Marines Corps after Pearl Harbor.
He served with the Marine Corps from 1942-45 in the Pacific during World war II.
Returning to civilian life, he entered the University of Southern California on the G.I. bill, but again left without graduating to live in Paris. In France he worked for Variety Magazine and wrote for the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune. His columns for this newspaper became popular when they were adopted for publication by the New York edition of the Tribune. In 1962 he returned to the United States, taking up residence in Washington, D.C. and wrote a tounge-in-cheek political column for the Washington Post which proved popular and was syndicated. He won a Pulitzeer Prize for
outstanding commentary in 1982, and has published some 30 books on various subjects. He is one of the most popular of American writers. His two memoirs, Leaving Home (1993) and I'll Always Have Paris (1996) became best sellers.
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