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Name: Sidney Joseph Perelman                                                       
Born: February 1, 1904 Brooklyn, United States                                     
Died: October 17, 1979 New York City, United States                                 
Sidney Joseph Perelman, almost always known as S. J. Perelman (February 1, 1904     
- October 17, 1979), was an American humorist, author, and screenwriter. He is     
best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New       
Yorker; he also wrote for several other magazines, as well as books, scripts,       
and screenplays.                                                                   
In cinema, Perelman is noted for co-writing scripts for the Marx Brothers films     
Horse Feathers and Monkey Business and for the Academy Award-winning screenplay     
Around the World in Eighty Days.