Sam Levenson


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Sam Levenson (December 28, 1911 – August 27, 1980) was an American humorist, writer, teacher, television host, and journalist.

Early life

Born Samuel Levenson, he grew up in a large Jewish immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1934. He married Esther Levine (1910–1996) and had two children, Conrad and Emily. Conrad graduated from ... more »

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  • ''Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others' children.''
    Sam Levenson (20th century), U.S. humorist. As quoted in Raising Your Child to Be a Mensch by Neil Kurshan, ch. 2 (1987).
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