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|GUEST,Sheila||Obit: Ed Mcbain (11)||RE: Obit: Ed Mcbain||08 Jul 05|
He was born Salvatore Lombino. He changed his name in 1952, believing that "prejuduce against writers with foreign names" would lead publishers to reject their work. "If you're an Italian-American, you're not supposed to be a literate person," he said in 1981. This was reported in the N.Y. Times.