Ben Richard Sher (1886 - 1953)

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Birthplace: Russia
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
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Immediate Family

    • Reta
      wife
    • Malcolm
      son
    • Joan
      daughter
    • Deborah
      mother
    • Moses
      father
    • Edward
      brother
    • Louis
      brother
    • Olga
      sister
    • Celia
      sister
    • Mary
      sister
    • Rose
      sister
    • Sarah
      sister

About Ben Richard Sher

Notes for Benjamin Richard Sher:

Travelled to New Orleans frequently & brought back pralines- info from Malcolm Sher.

Obituary Notice in The New York Times, 12 June 1953:

Says he was born in New Hampshire [Malcolm says he was born in Russia, but that as some point Moses and Doar and their children probably lived in Manchester, NH], one-time manager of Franconia Hotel in NYC, contributed short stories to various magazines. His story "Abe's Naddam [Dowry] was included in "The World's Best Short Stories" in 1927. Other anthologies that include his stories where, "Aces," "Trumps," and "More Aces." Obituary article goes on to describe him as short story writer, playwright and businessman. Died in his apartment in the Versailles Hotel after a brief illness; he was 67 and had been a salesman for the past twenty years for Winson Associates, Inc., 305 East 46th St., advertising printers. In 1947 his play, "I Gotta Get Out," a comedy about horse racing, written by Ben Sher & Joseph Fields was produced at the Cort Theatre in NY.

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Ben Sher's Timeline

1886
May 1, 1886
Russia
1953
June 10, 1953
Age 67
New York, NY, USA
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