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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 24, 1985|
|Born:||October 20, 1895||Cause of Death:||apparent stroke|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Writer ... screenwriter playwright|
Collaborated with George S. Kaufman on several Broadway hits including the Marx Brothers vehicle "Coconuts" (1925) and 1932's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Of Thee I Sing" (with Ira Gershwin). A former socialist, he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and later became an extreme rightist and member of the John Birch Society.
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