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Birth Name: Stan Lee
Born: 12/28/1922
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Born Dec. 22, 1922 in New York, NY, Lee was the son of Romanian immigrants, Jack and Celia, who struggled to raise their two sons during the Great Depression. A series of moves to cheaper neighborhoods - first to Washington Heights, then to the Bronx - only underscored the desperation of the times. A voracious reader who benefited from the encouragement to be creative from both parents, Lee developed an interest in writing at an early age. When he was 15, he received substantial encouragement to become a professional writer from an editor at the Harold Tribune after Lee had entered a writing contest. While attending DeWitt Clinton High School, he worked a series of odd jobs, including... Continue Bio >>


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