Ben Richard Sher

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Ben Richard Sher

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Russia
Death: June 10, 1953 (67)
New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Sher and Deborah Sher
Husband of Reta Sher
Father of Malcolm Sher and Joan Thalheimer
Brother of Edward Sher; Louis Sher; Olga Freedman; Celia Schwartz; Mary Freedman and 4 others

Managed by: Amos Eagle Elliston
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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 Richard Sher's Timeline

May 1, 1886
Age 29
June 10, 1953
Age 67
New York, NY, USA