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May 14, 2003
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Leonard Michaels, a U.S. novelist who reportedly spoke only Yiddish until he was 6, died Saturday in California at the age of 70. Michaels was best known for the male-consciousness-raising novel “The Men’s Club,”which was made into a movie in 1986. Michaels grew up on the Lower East Side to parents who immigrated to the United States from Poland. He is survived by his fourth wife and three children.

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