Samm Sinclair Baker
Samuel Baker. Born July 29, 1909 in Patterson, NJ to immigrants from eastern Europe. Worked in weaving mills. Attended Wharton School for one year. Worked as freelance writer and cartoonist. Moved to New York City and became involved with advertising including early television. Married
Natalie Bachrach. One of founders of Sterns Nurseries Miracle Grow. Continued to freelance write for magazines (mostly gardening how-to articles and mystery stories) and wrote
mystery novels. Retired from advertising in
1968 to fulfill his long-time dream of writing full time.
Co-authored bestselling diet books including the Complete
Scarsdale Medical Diet among
more than 30 other published books.
Died March 5, 1997 in Portchester, NY.
With the exception of personal letters held by other individuals before his death,
Samm Sinclair Baker's papers have been donated to the Brown
University Libraries' Special Collections.
"The one essential, driving aim
of the agency's campaign is not to please and sell you, the public,
but to sell the advertiser and get his initialed okay. The public is
a poor also-ran."
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