Art Buchwald

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Art Buchwald

Born

10/20/1925, Mount Vernon, NY

Died

1/18/2007

Birth Name

Arthur Buchwald

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Male
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    • Art was 5 feet 8 inches tall.

    • Art was awarded the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

    • Art was married to Ann McGarry from October 12, 1952 until her death on July 3, 1994. They met each other at a dinner party hosted by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

    • Art joined the Marines after lying about his age and bribing a drunk with a bottle of whiskey to sign documents stating he was Art's legal guardian. Art served from 1942-1945 in the 4th Marine Air Wing and was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant.

    • Art was elected to the American Academy and Institute Of Arts and Letters in 1986.

    • Art sued and won $900,000 from Paramount for plagarism, from his two-page "King For A Day" script idea he was never compensated for when Paramount claimed that they made no profit from the movie that was based on it, Coming To America (1986).

    • Art won the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in 1982.

    • Lost his leg, due to a vascular condition.

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