Milton Raison (Milton Michael Raison)

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Vyatka , Russia
Milton Michael Raison was a prolific screenwriter, author and poet who emigrated to the U.S. at age three with his parents Lazarus ("Louis") and Rachel Kagan in 1906. The last name changed at some point to Raisen, then Raison when they settled in New York City. His sister Beatrice (Borkum) was born in 1909.

He graduated with some honors from public school, but in his second year at Stuyvesant High School he was rebellious and was eventually expelled. Read more...