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November 19, 2021

Daniel Keyes

Who knew? Of course I did ...

First of all, author Daniel Keyes (born Daniel Korzenstein) was my first cousin. His mom, my aunt Betty, and my mom, Sally, were sisters. Danny's little sister, GAIL, and I were (and still are), extremely close. (She feels like a sister to me.)

Danny wrote the famous book "Flowers For Algernon" which became required reading in some New York City schools. He also wrote "The Minds of Billy Milligan" and other successful books.

What people didn't know (but we in the family did) was that Danny was a fabulous singer. His favorite song to sing was "Dearly Beloved." H...



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