Ben Stein

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Ben Stein
  • Birth Name: Benjamin J. Stein
  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/25/1944, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; TV host; writer; economist
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Ben Stein Fast Facts:
  • Was in the same grade as journalist Carl Bernstein in high school; Goldie Hawn was one year behind them.
  • In the 1970s, worked as a speech writer and lawyer for presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
  • Early big-screen roles included small parts in the comedies Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
  • Beginning in 1997, hosted the Daytime-Emmy-winning Comedy Central quiz show Win Ben Stein's Money for several years.
  • Has written columns for a number of major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The American Spectator.
  • Has authored, co-authored and published dozens of fiction and nonfiction books.
  • Ben Stein Relationships:
  • Tommy Stein - Son
  • Herbert Stein - Father
  • Alexandra Denman - Wife
  • Mildred Stein - Mother
  • Rachel Stein - Sister
  • College:
  • Columbia University, New York, New York, United States (1966); Yale University, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1970)

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