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Smart, Charles Allen

Cleveland Born: November 30, 1904 Died:  March 11, 1967 Ohio connection: Birth Charles Allen Smart, son of George and Lucy (Allen) Smart, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1904. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1926. He worked for Doubleday, Page & Co. and Doubleday Doran (publishers) as an editorial assistant from 1927 until …

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Skimin, Robert Elwayne

Belden Born: July 30, 1929 Died: May 9, 2011 Ohio connection: Birth Robert Elwayne Skimin, son of Ellwyn W. and Mildred L. (Summerton) Skimin, was born in 1929 in Belden, Ohio. He attended Monmouth Junior College, 1948-49; University of Georgia, 1957-58; South Dakota School of Technology, 1959-60; and Cornish School of Allied Arts, 1967-68. He served with …

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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Cincinnati Born: August 23, 1975 Ohio connection: Birth Curtis Sittenfeld was born August 23, 1975, in Cincinnati.  The second child of four, she is the daughter of Paul G. Sittenfeld (an investment banker) and Elizabeth Curtis (an art history teacher). She attended Seven Hills School in Cincinnati through 8th Grade and then moved to the Groton School, a …

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Siegel, Jerry

Cleveland Born: October 17, 1914 Died: January 28, 1996 Ohio connection: Birth Born in Cleveland to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, Jerry Siegel, along with boyhood friend Joe Shuster, created Superman, one of the most recognizable fictional characters of the 20th century.  Siegel created the character of Superman, his background story and superpowers, while Joe Shuster worked as the artist, rendering Superman in his now familiar tights and …

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Shuster, Joe

Cleveland Born: July 10, 1914 Died: July 30, 1992 Ohio connection: Former resident Joe Shuster was born July 10, 1914, in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Cleveland with his family at the age of ten. From an early age Joe Shuster demonstrated a penchant for drawing, scrounging paper from various sources as his family was not wealthy. Shuster, …

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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky

Dayton Born: May 2, 1950 Died: April 12, 2009 Ohio connection: Birth Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was born May 2, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio, to Leon Kosofsky (an engineer) and Rita Goldstein Kosofsky (high school teacher). She had two siblings, a brother and a sister. During her childhood the family moved to Bethesda, Maryland when her father accepted a …

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Scibona, Salvatore

Parma  Born: June 2, 1975 Ohio connection: Birth Writer Salvatore Scibona was born June 2, 1975, in Parma, Ohio, to an ethnic Italian-Polish family.  In 1997 he graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in 1999 he earned an M.F.A. from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.  In 2000 …

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Schwarz, Ted

Cleveland Born: October 12, 1945 Ohio connection: Birth Ted Schwarz was born Theodore R. Schwarz on October 12, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is the son of Theodore R. and Ruth Dorothy.  Ted Schwarz attended Case Western Reserve University, 1964-66, 1971; New York Institute of Photography, 1965; and The University of the South School of Theology, 1992-1995. …

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Schwartz, Shelia

Cleveland Born: Died: November 8, 2008 Ohio connection: Former Resident A Philadelphia native, Sheila Miriam Schwartz was born to Philip and Ruth (Motiloff) Schwartz.  She graduated from Temple University with a BA in English in 1974 and earned her Master of Arts from the State University of New York, Binghamton in 1981.  Schwartz taught award-winning author …

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Schultz, Connie

Cleveland Born: July 21, 1957 Ohio connection: Birth Connie Schultz was raised in Ashtabula by working class parents and received a journalism degree from Kent State University in 1979.  In addition to her biweekly column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer/Creators Syndicate she has written two books (Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths and … And His Lovely Wife: A Campaign Memoir …

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