Martin Rackin
Date of Birth
Jul 31, 1918


Martin Rackin was the son of a silk-mill owner who died when Rackin was 11. To make ends meet, young Rackin took on several jobs, including delivery boy for a hat store. While thus employed, he made the acquaintance of humorist Damon Runyon, who encouraged Rackin to give writing a try. Still in his teens, Rackin became a copy boy for the New York Mirror, working his way up to assistant nightclub...