Morley Safer

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Birth Name: Morley Safer
Born: 11/08/1931
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA

Morley Safer was born on Nov. 8, 1931, in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. He was the third and youngest child of Max Safer, an Austrian immigrant who owned a small upholstering business in Toronto, and the former Anna Cohen, who had come to Canada from her native London. A gregarious, outgoing youth who excelled at football, hockey and baseball, Safer showed an early interest in painting but ultimately pointed himself towards the less sedentary occupation of journalist. Raised during World War II, Safer had read voraciously even as a child, both news items in The Toronto Star and the dispatches of Ernest Hemingway from the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. After graduating from ... Continue Bio >>

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