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Schary, Dorelocked

(31 August 1905–07 July 1980)
  • Mary C. Kalfatovic


Schary, Dore (31 August 1905–07 July 1980), film producer, screenwriter, and director, was born Isidore Schary in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Herman Hugo Schary and Belle Drachler. His Russian-born parents operated a successful kosher catering business and banquet facility, but a venture into hotel ownership during the mid-1920s caused them to go bankrupt. At the age of fourteen, Schary left Newark’s Central High School after an argument with a teacher. He worked at various jobs until he returned to Central High School five years later to complete the high school course in ten months....

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