Berg was an American spy, a veritable James Bond and as magnetic to women , working in wartime Europe and Japan, before his remains were flown to Israel in Berg played seldom, but talked often, telling stories in bullpens across the country. His lifetime batting average was only. Get The Jewish Week in your inbox. Hey, why not? To hear people — men and women — tell, Berg was likely the most mysterious, intellectual, bravest, sexiest and, in the end, perhaps the loneliest man of his time.
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He co-founded the fashion label Yves Saint Laurent , and was a longtime business partner and onetime life partner of the eponymous designer. At the age of 18 in La Rochelle, I decided to leave my family. He was bleeding profusely. An ambulance arrived and took him to Marmottan hospital. I have always considered it an omen that the same day I got to Paris, a poet fell on my head. The couple split amicably in and remained lifelong friends and business partners.
Although he played 15 seasons in the major leagues, almost entirely for four American League teams, Berg was never more than an average player and was better known for being "the brainiest guy in baseball. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School , Berg spoke several languages and regularly read ten newspapers a day. His reputation as an intellectual was fueled by his successful appearances as a contestant on the radio quiz show Information Please , in which he answered questions about the etymology of words and names from Greek and Latin , historical events in Europe and the Far East , and ongoing international conferences. As a spy working for the government of the United States, Berg traveled to Yugoslavia to gather intelligence on resistance groups which the U. He was sent on a mission to Italy, where he interviewed various physicists concerning the Nazi German nuclear program.
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