Grauer, BenAlternative names
Born in Staten Island, N.Y., Benjamin Franklin Grauer (1908-1977) had a prosperous career as a child actor in the 1920s, both in film and on Broadway. He graduated from Townsend Harris Hall High School, the preparatory school for City College of New York, and he received his B.A. from City College in 1930. Grauer started in radio as an actor but soon became part of the broadcasting staff at the National Broadcasting Company. On the radio, he was associated with Walter Winchell, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Arturo Toscanini. Starting in 1932, Grauer covered the Olympic Games, presidential inaugurations, and international events. He married interior designer Melanie Kahane in 1954 and retired from NBC in 1973. Grauer was an ardent bibliophile and collector and printed his own Christmas cards at his Between-hours Press. In the decade before his death, Grauer also collected material for a projected history of prices and pricing, with special attention to book prices. He was active in several professional organizations as well as the Grolier Club.
From the description of Personal correspondence and material relating to the book arts, 1951-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122424202
Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Grauer (1907-1977) was an American radio and television announcer, reporter and news commentator. In the mid 1960s he assembled a collection of mainly French historical manuscripts.
From the description of French historical manuscripts, 1600s-1900s, bulk (1789-1900s). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455922
From the guide to the French historical manuscripts, 1600s-1900s, 1789-1900s, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)
From the description of Reminiscences of Ben Grauer : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513865
Radio and television announcer, reporter, commentator, and host.
Grauer, born Benjamin Franklin Grauer, began his show business career in 1915 as a child actor on the Broadway stage and in silent movies. After graduating from the City College of New York in 1930, he was hired by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and became one of its most famous "voices."
From the description of Ben Grauer papers, 1915-1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 467178291
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