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Leo Rosten

Age: 88
writer, scholar

During his career, which spanned more than 60 years, Rosten introduced millions of Americans to Jewish language, culture and humor. His works include The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N and The Joys of Yiddish.

Born: 1908
Died: Feb. 19, 1997

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