I might be making this up.
As part of a strange family saga, I just learned that my great-grandfather was a man named Samuel Goldman. All I know about him at this point is that he was a 26-year-old actor in 1910. He and my great-grandmother (saga!) split not long after that. According to the University of Chicago Library site, "Samuel Goldman (d. 1945) was well-known as an actor, producer, and writer in the 1920s and 1930s. Among the bits he wrote are 'Slowly I Turned' and 'Who's On First.' Many of the skits parody films and famous film stars. Goldman never published anything; although many of the pieces are copyrighted, they were often pirated by other, more successful comedians. A complete listing of the compositions by title is available." I don't know yet whether this is the same Samuel Goldman.
Well, that's pretty cool. It looks like the UofC has his papers on file, so maybe you could find some more out from them; at least see if the birthdays match.On a totally unrelated and not at all competative note, my great-grandmother and her first husband introduced the academic gown to America. Seriously.
Hey! Are you mocking my proud heritage?
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