Leonard Michaels

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Date of Birth January 2, 1933
Place of Birth New York
Date of Death May 10, 2003 (70)
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Leonard Michaels

Leonard Michaels was an American writer of short stories, novels, and essays.

Born: Jan 2, 1933, New York City
Died: May 10, 2003, California
Occupation: Essayist, screenwriter, novelist
Alma mater: University of Michigan
Genre: Fiction, non-fiction
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About Leonard Michaels

An American writer of short stories, essays, and novels, he is known for such works as Going Places and I Would Have Saved Them If I Could.

Before Fame

He graduated from New York University and subsequently received a PhD in English literature from the University of Michigan. He later taught English at the University of California, Berkeley.


His autobiographical novel, Sylvia, was inspired by the suicide of his first wife, Sylvia Bloch.

Family Life

He was the New York-born son of a Jewish-Polish immigrant father. He was married three times: to Sylvia Bloch, Katharine Ogden, and Brenda Hillman. His son Jessie Michaels is a singer.


His novel, The Men's Club, was made into a film featuring Harvey Keitel.

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