GROSS, BEN SAMUEL, 1890-1979


Attorney, journalist. Born– November 23, 1890, Birmingham. Parents– Adolph and Sarah (Kaufman) Gross. Married– Kathleen Cotter, December 21, 1931. Education– Study 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, 1915-17; reporter for the Bronx Home News, 1919; World Travel Magazine, 1919-1920; New York Morning Telegraph, 1922-1923; for the Associated Press during 1924. Radio-television editor and critic for the New York Daily News, 1925-1971. News and political commentator for several radio and television stations.  In addition to his book, was author of two plays, Husbands, in 1927, and 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.