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Tarloff, Franklocked

(04 February 1916–25 June 1999)
  • David Marc

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Tarloff, Frank (04 February 1916–25 June 1999), screen and television writer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Samuel Tarlovski and Rachel Yelin Tarlovski, Polish-Jewish immigrants who operated a small newspaper and penny candy store. (The family name was mistakenly recorded as Tarloff by an immigration officer at Ellis Island and was retained by the couple.) They made a modest living until Samuel Tarloff's death in 1928, when the business faltered. “We were poverty-stricken a year before everyone else,” Tarloff quipped, making reference to the Great Depression, which began after the stock market crash of 1929....

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