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Miller, Perry (25 February 1905–09 December 1963), intellectual historian and scholar of American literature, was born Perry Gilbert Eddy Miller in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Dr. Eben Perry Sturgis Miller, a physician, and Gertrude Eddy. Miller attended the Tilton School and the Austin School, and matriculated at the University of Chicago in 1922. The following year he dropped out, headed west, where he lived for a time in a Colorado mountain shack, then reversed direction to try New York City, where he picked up acting jobs in several small repertory companies. His theatrical career peaked with a walk-on role in the original production of ...

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Wolfson, Harry Austryn (02 November 1887–19 September 1974), scholar of Hebrew literature and historian of philosophy, was born Zvi Glembotsky in Ostrin, province of Vilna, Russian Poland, the son of Mendel “Max” Glembotsky, an uncertified teacher of Russian, and Sarah Savitzky, later a shopkeeper. Mendel’s brother Beryl Velvel in Cincinnati took the name Wolfson—“vel” is “wolf” in Yiddish—so the rest of the family became Wolfsons when they arrived in the United States. At the age of fourteen Harry was sent away from home to study, eventually at the famous yeshiva at Slobodka. In 1903 he immigrated to the United States....