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Funt, Allenlocked

(16 September 1914–05 September 1999)
  • Dennis Wepman

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Funt, Allen (16 September 1914–05 September 1999), radio and television producer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Russian immigrants Isadore Funt, a diamond importer and dealer, and Paula Saferstein Funt. A serious student, he graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn at the age of fifteen, spent a year at the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, and went on to receive a B.A. in fine arts at Cornell University in 1934. Hoping to become an artist, he spent another year at Pratt, and in 1935 he began his working career in the art department of an advertising agency in New York. There he served first as a copywriter but within a year moved to the agency's radio department. In 1940–1941 he wrote the continuity for ...

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