Samuel Hoffenstein (Samuel Goodman Hoffenstein)

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Kera, Russia
Lithuanian-born author and screenwriter, in the U.S. from 1894. Hoffenstein graduated from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and subsequently went to work as a reporter for a local newspaper. By 1913, he had moved on to a position as a drama critic for the New York Evening Sun. At the same time, he contributed articles and short stories to Vanity Fair and a regular column to The New York Tribune, as well as writing poetry (one of his collections was entitled "Poems in Praise of Practically Nothing", 1928). Read more...