Millard Kaufman leaves at 92

by Nikki Tranter

17 March 2009

 

From the Los Angeles Times:

Millard Kaufman published his first novel, “Bowl of Cherries,” at age 90. In his ninth decade, he had the presence of mind, the diligence and the creativity to write a book, an act that seems to me to be remarkable, verging on the heroic. But he’d been heroic before, lending his name to Dalton Trumbo in the heat of the blacklist. Kaufman was a screenwriter, a one-time movie director, a Marine, co-creator of Mr. Magoo and an author with a second book in the works. He died Saturday, two days after his 92nd birthday.

A YouTube clip of Kaufman talking about his life in books, Hollywood, and excrement.

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