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The quote from Red Skelton can be found in a New Yorker article from late 2002 on Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein strongly resented journalist Ken Auletta comparing him to Cohn, but viewed himself similarly to Irving G. Thalberg and David O. Selznick. Jjjjjjjjjj 22:09, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
Hi, everybody. This same quote is attributed to Billy Wilder, by Orson Welles, as we can read in Barbara Leaming's "Orson Welles" (1985). How can we be sure of the original? Didier F (talk) 00:05, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
the main article says that Harry Cohen was born in New York. My father came over on the boat from Riga Latvia with him. After WWII Jews were hunting for any survivors everywhere. We found a cousin who knew Harry Cohen and he came to dinner at our house in Santa Monica in 1948. They chattered away in Latvian, Yiddish, English and and reminiced about the "old days."
I was a bit surprized to read he was born in New York. What was the main source for the information? Both my father and he may have been illegals, thus the official biography may be false. My father became a citizen in WWI by joining up. About Mr. Cohen's citizenship, I have no clue.
harry cohn was born in buffalo ny 1891
I am amy Cohn and my grandfather was nathan cohn who was harry younger brother. Joe cohn born in germany 1863 came over from germany as a merchant tailor at the age of 18 in 1881 via canada. His wife bella came from poland in 1884 at aged 18. Max was born in buffalo 1888, jacob/jack born in 1889 buffalo, harry july 23 1891, anna rebecca 1897 and my grandfather nathan was born 1900 in buffalo. they all moved from buffalo to the lower east side in nyc at around 1903 whereby joe was a tailor for the nyc police department. they all resided at 14 cypress street, city of buffalo, erie county, NY.
whoever said they knew harry on the boat coming over was wrong. contact me for any questions. amyfL1955@aol.com (Amycohn 06:06, 27 June 2007 (UTC))