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Millard Kaufman Writes First Novel at 90

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Millard Kaufman Writes First Novel at 90

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Millard Kaufman Writes First Novel at 90

Millard Kaufman Writes First Novel at 90

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Millard Kaufman publishes his first book Bowl of Cherries at age 90. Before then he was a U.S. Marine in World War II, a test subject in a cobra venom experiment, a screenwriter, and the co-creator of one of the most enduring characters in cartoon history: Mr. Magoo.

Kaufman speaks with Scott Simon.