GROSS, BEN SAMUEL, 1891-1979


Attorney, journalist. BornРNovember 24, 1891, Birmingham. ParentsРAdolph and Sarah (Kaufman) Gross. MarriedРKathleen Cotter. EducationРStudy at Tulane University; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1914. Served with U.S.Army in France, WWI. Admitted to State Bar of Alabama in 1915, practiced law in Birmingham; reporter for the Bronx Home News, 1919; World Travel Magazine, 1919-1920; New York Morning Telegraph, 1922-1923; for the Associated Press during 1924, and for the New York Daily News, 1925-1971; reported on radio and television broadcasting.  Also a news and political commentator for radio and television stations.  In addition to his book, was author of the play, Husbands, in 1927, and joint author of What This Town Needs, in 1937. Member, National and Overseas Press Clubs, Radio Pioneers, and University of Alabama Alumni Association. Died August 13, 1979.


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I Looked and I Listened; Informal Recollections of Radio and T.V. New York; Random House, 1954.