Paul Mazursky


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Birth Name: Paul Mazursky
Born: 04/25/1930
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 06/30/2014

Born on April 25, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, Mazursky was raised by his father, David, a Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine who worked as a laborer for FDR's New Deal agency and Works Progress Administration, and his mother, Jean, a pianist who played part-time for a dance school. After graduating Brooklyn's Thomas Jefferson High School in 1947, he attended Brooklyn College, where he first ventured into the arts as an actor. Mazursky spent his summers upstate in the Catskills, where he concurrently waited tables and regaled the mainly Jewish audiences with a stand-up comedy routine that included imitations of Hollywood stars like Edward G. Robinson. During his senior year at Brooklyn Colle... Continue Bio >>


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