Bennett Cerf

Bennett Cerf
1898 - 1971

Bennett Cerf  American Personality


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Rest in peace.


Bennett Cerf was previously married to Phyllis Fraser (1940 - 1971) and Sylvia Sidney (1935 - 1936).

Bennett Cerf was in relationships with Miriam Hopkins (1924) and Kitty Carlisle.


American Personality Bennett Cerf was born on 25th May, 1898 in Manhattan, NY and passed away on 27th Aug 1971 Mount Kisco, NY aged 73. He is most remembered for Founder of Random House. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Bennett Cerf is a member of the following lists: American Jews, People from New York City and American television personalities.


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Dating2 - - -
Married2 33 years, 8 months 17 years, 11 months 2 years, 3 months
Total4 33 years, 8 months 8 years, 12 months 2 years, 3 months


First Name Bennett
Middle Name Alfred
Last Name Cerf
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th May, 1898
Birthplace Manhattan, NY
Died 27th August, 1971
Place of Death Mount Kisco, NY
Cause of Death Unspecified
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Slim
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Humorist Publisher
Occupation Personality
Claim to Fame Founder of Random House

Bennett Alfred Cerf (May 25, 1898 – August 27, 1971) was an American publisher and co-founder of the American publishing firm Random House. Cerf was also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his television appearances in the panel game show What's My Line?

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Bennett Cerf73 GeminiPersonality
Phyllis Fraser90 AriesActress
Sylvia Sidney88 LeoActress
Miriam Hopkins69 LibraActress
Kitty Carlisle96 VirgoActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ChristopherMalePhyllis Fraser
JonathanMalePhyllis Fraser


Posted commentsView all comments (4)

wjerryzwjerryzFeb 18, 2017

Seen him on quite a few quiz shows

alvis64alvis64Oct 13, 2012

his autobiography is a great read...worth looking for...

SilverbluestarSilverbluestarFeb 17, 2011

I love him too! After having caught "What's My Line" on YouTube I'm a big fan of his and this wonderful show!

ziegfeldgirl1941ziegfeldgirl1941May 23, 2009

I love him! He knew everyone! If you watch him on the old game show What`s My Line? he knows everyone and good friends of his who were the mystery guests had a terrible time disgusing their voices.

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