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 Herman Tarnower

Herman Tarnower

Birth
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death 10 Mar 1980 (aged 69)
Purchase, New York, USA
Burial Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Larchmont Temple, Lot 64, Row 2, Grave 4
Memorial ID 10712 · View Source
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Physician, Author, Murder Victim. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the only son of Jewish immigrants, Harry and Dora Tarnower. He attended Syracuse University and became a physician that specialized in cardiology. During World War II, he joined the US Army Medical Corps and was promoted to major. After the war, he initiated the Scarsdale Medical Center. He was however, best known as the author of the best selling book "Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet." He would never marry, a love affair with Jean Harris that would last for 14 years until she shot him four times with a .32 caliber gun, killing him. It was a media frenzy and the love triangle would be made into two movies, "The People vs. Jean Harris" in 1981 starring Ellen Burstyn, and "Mrs. Harris" in 2005, with Annette Bening. Jean Harris would serve 12 years of her sentence for the murder and was released in 1993.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10712
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Tarnower (18 Mar 1910–10 Mar 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10712, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .