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Milton Bass


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Milton Ralph Bass was born in and raised Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1923. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1947 and a master’s in English from Smith College in 1948.

During World War II, he served in the army as a medic. After the war, he became a columnist and entertainer editor for the Berkshire Eagle. In 1986, he retired from The Berkshire Eagle after 35 years as entertainment editor, theater and movie critic; however, both Milton and his wife, Ruth, continued to write columns for the Eagle. Their son, Michael Bass, a former executive producer of the "Today Show," is the co-executive producer of Katie's Couric's talk show, "Katie."
 
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