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Kupcinet, Irv (31 July 1912–10 November 2003), sportswriter, columnist, and television host, was born in Chicago, the son of Max and Olga Paswell Kupcinet, grocers who had immigrated from Russia. The couple raised their family in a small apartment above a grocery store in Lawndale, a Jewish neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. Some of Irving's earliest memories were of sitting beside his father making deliveries on a horse-drawn bakery truck....