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Isaac Asimov (Isaak Judah Ozimov)

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Biography

Petrovichi, Klimovichi, Gomel Governorate, RSFSR [now Smolensk Oblast, Russia]
Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov comes from the eponymous sort of wheat in Russian). In 1923 Isaac with his parents immigrated to the USA and settled in Brooklyn, New York. There his parents temporarily changed his birthday to September 7, 1919, in order to sent him to school a year earlier. Read more...

Actor

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The Nature of Things 1960

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The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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