Bel Kaufman's Death

Born (Birthday) May 10, 1911

Death Date July 25, 2014

Age of Death 103 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Manhattan, New York, United States

Profession Novelist

The novelist Bel Kaufman died at the age of 103. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A German-born author of fiction, she is best known for her 1965 novel, Up the Down Staircase, which focuses on an idealistic English teacher at an inner-city high school. She published a second novel, Love, etc., in 1979.

After graduating from Hunter College and Columbia University, she worked as a teacher in several New York high schools.

She was born in Germany and grew up speaking Russian and German. She didn’t start learning English until the age of twelve, when her family immigrated to the United States.