Maximilian "Max" Shulman was an American writer and humorist best known for his television and short story character Dobie Gillis, as well as for best-selling novels. Shulman was born on 14 March 1919 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States and raised in the city's Selby-Dale neighborhood.
As a student at the University of Minnesota, Shulman wrote a column for the Minnesota Daily as well as pieces for Ski-U-Mah, the college humor magazine. Shulman's works include the novels Rally Round the Flag, Boys!, which was made into a film starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward; The Feather Merchants; The Zebra Derby; Sleep till Noon; and Potatoes are Cheaper.
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