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Eli Edgar Fink


Eli Fink was born in 1908 and died on May 2, 1979 in Highland Park, Illinois. He began his law career at Hall, Spitz, & Rooks, a Chicago law firm. He later worked for Paramount and R.K.O Pictures. One of his clients, comedienne Fanny Brice, brought a $750,000 suit against Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation alleging that her life story had been dramatized in the film "Rose of Washington Square" without her consent. Fink won the Brice case. He was also the founder of "Poet's Corner" which appeared in the American Bar Association Journal. [Source: Obituary, Chicago Tribune, May 4, 1979]


Eli Edgar Fink, A Lawyer's Landscape . . . The View From His Office (Tucson, Arizona: Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., 1976)