Arthur Kober
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1900
Birth Place:
Bronx, New York City, NY


Humorist Arthur Kober rose to fame with a series of New Yorker magazine articles set in the Bronx. Kober was particularly adept at capturing the unique speech patterns of his Jewish-American friends and relatives, as exemplified by his fictional creation Bella Gross, the heroine of his magazine essays and the 1935 novel Thunder Over the Bronx. His best-remembered work was the 1937 Broadway hit...