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Birth Name: John Houseman
Born: 09/22/1902
Birth Place: Romania
Death Place: Malibu, California, USA
Died: 10/31/1988

Born Jacques Haussman in Bucharest, Romania on Sept. 22, 1902, his mother was British, while his father was an Alsatian Jew of Romanian descent who owned a grain business. His father's substantial wealth and mother's background led him to be raised in the United Kingdom, where he was educated at Clifton College. After becoming a British citizen, he entered the family grain business as an international speculator, traveling first to Argentina and later immigrating to the United States in 1924. Initially holding a seat on the Chicago Board of Trade, he was rendered nearly destitute by the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Moving to New York City, Houseman took on what little work there was to be had... Continue Bio >>

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