Author of "Bennett Cerf's Book of Laughs" (1959), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles" (1960), "More Riddles"(1961), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Animal Riddles" (1964), "Bennett Cerf's Silliest Pop-up Riddles" (1967), & "Bennett Cerf's Pop-up Limericks" (1967).
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Bennett Alfred Cerf
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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To my mind, a bad editor is a frustrated writer himself. So many editors are only editors because they haven't made it as writers. Their temptation is always to rewrite books because they think that they can do it better. We have to watch every editor on that.
In the 1950s and 1960s, he wrote a weekly column, 'The Cerf Board,' for 'This Week' magazine. 'This Week' was a color rotogravure magazine included in many local Sunday newspapers nationwide -- a forerunner of today's 'USA Today' magazine in Sunday papers.
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