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Fleischman, Sid

Albert Sidney (Sid) Fleischman, born March 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in San Diego, CA. As a youth, he wanted to be a magician. After high school, he performed in vaudeville shows across the country, and had a book of original magic tricks published when he was 17. After graduating from college he […]

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Farley, Walter

In 1940, an editor told him, “Don’t figure on making any money writing children’s books.” Walter Farley disagreed. He wrote The Black Stallion (Random House) as a high school student in Brooklyn, New York. The book was published when he was 26, while he attended Columbia University. Born on June 26th in Syracuse, New York, […]

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Cuffari, Richard

Richard Cuffari was born on March 2nd, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. Cuffari won numerous awards for his artwork, even as a high school student, but his immigrant parents couldn’t do much financially to help him. After serving in the Army during WW2, Cuffari enrolled at Pratt Institute and graduated in 1949. Cuffari began a career […]

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