Fiona’s Open Book Club

Biography

Robbins was born Harold Rubin in New York City, the son of Frances “Fannie” Smith and Charles Rubin. His parents were well-educated Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire, his father from Odessa and his mother from Neshwies (Nyasvizh), south of Minsk. Robbins later falsely claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys’ home. Instead he was raised by his father, a pharmacist, and his stepmother, Blanche, in Brooklyn.

Robbins dropped out of high school in the late 1920s to work in a variety of jobs, including errand boy, bookies’ runner, and inventory clerk in a grocer’s. He was employed by Universal Pictures from 1940 to 1957, starting off as a clerk and rising to an executive. 

Schedule
  • 12:00 am - 13:00 pm: Opening
  • 13:00 pm - 14:30 pm: The author talks about how to write books today
  • 14:30 pm - 15:00 pm: Mini game
Speakers
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Kaixa Pham

Author 03 Published Books
Author of many famous literary novels in the world, with many great awards of the world literary association.
Kaixa Pham

Kaixa Pham

Author 03 Published Books
Author of many famous literary novels in the world, with many great awards of the world literary association.
Kaixa Pham

Kaixa Pham

Author 03 Published Books
Author of many famous literary novels in the world, with many great awards of the world literary association.

Event Details

Start
January 1, 1970
End
January 1, 1970
Price
From $15