Clubs: Dutch Treat, Overseas Press.
Bennett Alfred Cerf, American book publisher. Recipient Distinguished Service award New York Philanthropic League, 1964. Member Peabody Awards committee, 1950-1967, 69-70, Chairman of Commission, 1955-1967.; Served in O.T.C., Camp Lee, Virginia, 1918.; Member Pi Lambda Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Epsilon.
1936; married second, Phyllis Fraser, 1940. Children—Christopher Bennett, Jonathan Fraser. Vice president Boni and Liveright, publishers, 1923-1925.
Founded Modern Library, Incorporated, 1925, president, 1925-1970. Founded Random House, Inc., 1927, president, 1927-1965, chairman, 1965-1970, Chairman of the Board, senior editor, 1970. Director Bantam Books, 1945-1967.
Director Radio Corporation of America, Inc., Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Panelist on What’s My Line, 1952-1966.
Author: Try and Stop Me, 1944. Laughing Stock, public 1945. Anything for a Laugh, 1946.
Shake Well Before Using, 1948. Laughter, Inc., 1950. Good for a Laugh, 1952.
Encyclopedia of American Humor, 1954. Life of the Party, 1956. Reading for Pleasure, 1957.
The Laugh’s On Me, 1959. Out on a Limerick, 1960. Riddle-De-Dee, 1962