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David Berg, American Author, artist. Recipient B'nai B'rith Youth Superior vena cava syndrome award, 1978, Tzivos Hashem award Chabad House, 1987; named to Chair of Great Cartoonists University of California at Los Angeles student body, 1975; David Berg Day named by Westchester County, New York, May 7, 1978 (nominated second annual comedy awards).

Background

Berg, David was born on June 12, 1920 in Brooklyn. Son of Morris Isaac and Bessie (Freidman) Berg.

Education

Student, Cooper Union. Student, Pratt Institute. Student, University Wisconsin.

Student, New School; Student, Iona College, Rochelle, New York. Student, College New Rochelle. Doctor of Theology (honorary), Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 1973.

Career

Artist-writer Will Eisner Productions, New York City, 1940-1941. Associate editor Timely Comics, from 1945. Artist-writer Fawcett Publications, New York City, from 1941, Warner Books, also Signet Books, from 1956, Mad magazine.

Also contributor regular feature Lighter Side of. Creative consultant NBC-television, from 1979. Guest teacher Westchester (New York ) Schools, lecturer colleges universities, since 1968.

Army war correspondent, Iwo Jima. Participant St. Department International Cultural Exchange Program, since 1970.

Works

Membership

Field commissioner, scoutmaster local Boy Scouts American, 1950-1975. Board directors local Girl Scouts, 1962-1966. Coach Little League, 1962.

Recreation commissioner New Rochelle, 1967. Judge state contest Miss American Beauty Contest, International Cultural Exchange Program, 1965. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Member Authors League, Writers Guild West, National Cartoonists Society Clubs: B'nai B'rith (president Marina Del Ray, California chapter, 1984-1985, 85-87).

Connections

Married Vivian Lipman, March 3, 1949. Children– Mitchel Ian, Nancy Anne Iva.

father:
Morris Isaac Berg

mother:
Bessie (Freidman) Berg

spouse:
Vivian Lipman

children:
Mitchel Ian Berg

Nancy Anne Iva Berg