Bruce Jay Friedman

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Bruce Jay Friedman (born April 26, 1930) is an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Raised in the Bronx by Irving and Mollie (Liebowitz) Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. He then attended the University of Missouri as a journalism major, then served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1953. In 1954, he married the model (now an acting coach and writer) Ginger Howard. In the same year, Friedman worked for many of the era's famous men's magazines through Magazine Management Company. Friedman ended up as an executive editor in charge of the magazines Men (not the present magazine of the same title), Male, and Man's World. In 1962, Friedman published Stern, the first of his eight novels. In 1988, he appeared in a film by Woody Allen, "Another Woman." His latest collection of short fiction, Three Balconies, appeared in September 2008, from Biblioasis, who also published his 2011 memoir Lucky Bruce. A collection of some of his plays, "3.1 Plays", is being published in March 2012, by Leaping Lion Books.
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