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Birth Name: Joe Eszterhas
Born: 11/23/1944
Birth Place: Hungary

Born on Nov. 11, 1944 in Csákánydoroszló, Hungary, Eszterhas was initially raised in a refugee camp in Austria before his father, Istvan, a newspaper editor and author of over 30 Hungarian historical novels, and his mother, Maria, immigrated to the United States. The family eventually settled in Cleveland, OH, where he spent the remainder of his childhood growing up in lower class neighborhoods. When he was 13, Eszterhas' mother became estranged from the family when she began seriously grappling with schizophrenia. After attending Ohio State University, where he edited the school newspaper, Eszterhas found work as a reporter at The Plain Dealer and courted early controversy when he... Continue Bio >>

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