Irvin Myles Letofsky was born in Fargo, North Dakota, on April 26, 1931. He was the son of Jacob and Jennie (Dervin) Letofsky. He attended both Yankton College and the North Dakota Agricultural College before graduating from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1954.
Letofsky was the Sports Editor for the Bismarck Tribune from 1957-1958, before becoming a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 1958-1963. From there, he went on to become the Assistant City Editor for the Minneapolis Tribune until 1976, when he became the Sunday Calendar Editor for the Arts/Entertainment section of the Los Angeles Times.
Irv Letofsky died on 23 December 2007 in Los Angeles.
Source: Who's Who in America, 42nd edition, 1982-1983, volume 2
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