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Avery Corman

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Avery Corman (born in the Bronx, New York) is an American novelist.

He is the author of the novel Kramer vs. Kramer (1977) which created a sea change in attitudes toward child custody with the public and in the courts in the United States and internationally. Adapted for the screen by Robert Benton, it won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1979, and starred Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep. A previous Corman novel, Oh, God! (1971) was the basis for a hit movie comedy starring George Burns.