Jennings Michael Burch

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Jennings Michael Burch
Born(1941-04-27)April 27, 1941
Manhattan, New York
DiedJanuary 15, 2013(2013-01-15) (aged 71)
Carmel, New York
OccupationWriter
Alma materJohn Jay College
Notable worksThey Cage the Animals At Night

Jennings Michael Burch (April 27, 1941 – January 15, 2013)[1] was an American writer and author of the 1984 best-selling autobiography They Cage the Animals At Night.[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Jennings Michael Burch was born in the South Bronx, New York and spent most of his childhood in foster homes. Burch's mother, a single parent, first placed her children in foster care in 1949, when Jennings was eight and a half. Between 1949 and 1954, Burch stayed in 32 foster homes, moved with his family[which?] three times, and stayed with at least three sets of foster parents. He also lost his biological brother Jerome, whom he hardly knew.[citation needed]

He earned a B.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College in Manhattan, New York City, New York.[5]

Career[edit]

He worked as a New York City policeman, a chauffeur, a theater manager, a magazine pressman, and a short-order cook. [6]

Personal life[edit]

Burch was married three times. He had two biological daughters (first marriage), one adopted daughter, (second marriage) and a son (third marriage).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jennings Michael Burch dead at 71". Putnam County Courier. January 17, 2013. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Michael Jackson aimed to direct movie about foster children". Reuters. July 17, 2009.
  3. ^ Burch, Jennings Michael, They Cage The Animals At Night New American Library. ISBN 978-0-451-15941-0
  4. ^ "Michael Jackson's Unrealized Dream: Career in the Film Industry | Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  5. ^ Burch, J.M. (1985). They Cage the Animals at Night. Penguin Group USA. ISBN 9780451159410. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  6. ^ Burch, J.M. (1985). They Cage the Animals at Night. Penguin Group USA. ISBN 9780451159410. Retrieved 2015-04-13.