"Sidney Joseph Perelman", known as "S. J. Perelman", was an American humorist, author, and screenwriter. He is best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New Yorker. He also wrote for several other magazines, including Judge (magazine)/Judge, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays. Perelman received an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay/Academy Award for screenwriting in 1956.

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