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Dietz, Howard (08 September 1896–30 July 1983), lyricist and publicity director, was born in New York City, the son of Herman Dietz, a jeweler, and Julia Blumberg. While a student at Townsend Harris Hall, a public high school for unusually able students, Dietz took a job as a copyboy on a newspaper, the ...

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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....