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Davidson, Avramlocked

(23 April 1923–08 May 1993)
  • Dennis Wepman

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Davidson, Avram (23 April 1923–08 May 1993), writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and crime fiction, was born Avram James Davidson in the Jewish neighborhood known as Hog Hill in Yonkers, New York, the son of Henry Jonas Davidson and Lillian Adler. His parents’ occupations are unknown. He studied anthropology at New York University from 1940 to 1942, leaving school to join the U.S. Navy, where he served in the hospital corps of the First Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan, and China from 1942 to 1946. Raised in an orthodox Jewish family, he attended Yeshiva University in New York for a year in 1947–1948 and then traveled to Israel, where he served as a medic in the Israeli army during the First Arab-Israeli War in 1948–1949. On his return to the United States he studied at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California, in 1950–1951. Davidson took no degree from any of his schools....

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