Born in Mount Vernon, Buchwald was raised from an early age in Hollis by his father following stints in foster care, where he was placed after his father fell on hard times during the Depression. His mother spent her life in a psychiatric facility after having delusions following his birth.He attended Forest Hills High School but dropped out to join the Marines during World War II. During his duty, Buchwald was the editor of his unit's newsletter.After his service, Buchwald attended the University of Southern California under the G.I. Bill, where he was managing editor of the school's humor magazine. But he moved to France when the school found out he never graduated from high school.Buc
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