April 5, 1909 – March 22, 1958
Art Cohn was an American sportswriter, screenwriter and author. Cohn was born in New York, New York. He was a sportswriter and sports editor for the Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) newspaper who published the sports column The Cohn-ing Tower. He also wrote for the Long Beach Press-Telegram. He was a controversial opinion writer of the time. He was a boxing fan. Art Cohn died on March 22, 1958 in the same plane crash that killed Broadway theatre and Hollywood film producer Mike Todd, pilot Bill Verner and co-pilot Tom Barclay. The twin-engine, 12-passenger Lockheed Lodestar crashed in bad weather in the Zuni Mountains of New Mexico near Grants, New Mexico. Ironically Todd had named the plane The Lucky Liz after wife Elizabeth Taylor. Cohn was writing Mike Todd's biography, The Nine Lives of Mike Todd, which was finished by Cohn's wife and released by Random House in 1958.