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Amram Ducovny

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Occupation  Writer
Notable works  Coney
Genre  Nonfiction
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Born  Amram M. Duchovny September 11, 1927 Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (1927-09-11)
Nationality  United States of America
Period  c.1964–2002 (as writer)
Spouse  Margaret Ducovny (divorced; 3 children) Varda Ducovny (his death)
Died  23 August 2003, Paris, France
Movies  The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
Books  Coney, Coney Island Kid, The Billion $ Swindle: Frauds Against the Elderly
Children  David Duchovny, Daniel Duchovny, Laurie Duchovny
Plays  The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
Similar  David Duchovny, Daniel Duchovny, Madelaine West Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Leon Friedman

Amram Ducovny (September 11, 1927 – August 23, 2003) was an American non-fiction, play and novel writer.

Life and career

Ducovny, born as Duchovny, was born and raised in New York City area. His father, Moshe Duchovny, who came to the United States in 1918, from Berdychiv, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine), was a noted Yiddish writer and journalist, who, among the others, wrote for the Morning Journal. His mother, Julia, was an immigrant from Poland. Ducovny dropped the silent "h" in his last name to avoid its mispronunciations.

He graduated from New Utrecht High School and received a B.A. from New York University. First, he worked in public relations for the American Jewish Committee in New York, and until his retirement for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. In 1977, he moved to Boston and became director of public affairs for Brandeis University. From 1978 to 1982, he was the vice president for public affairs at the university.

Around 1964, he started his writing career. He wrote ten nonfiction books and a play The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald that was brought into Broadway in 1967, and soon adapted for television. In 2001, Ducovny fulfilled his life-time dream and published a novel Coney that received several positive reviews. It was based on his childhood experience as Jewish immigrants before the War.

He died from heart disease in 2003, at the age of 75.


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